As this semester is coming to a close and I’ll be going back to school for the summer, I want to share my reflection on the Semester at the Library project.

I’m going to try something new for this one and release a piece of this essay everyday starting from the intro to the conclusion. Then connect them together in one essay at the end.

Thank you to everyone who has kept up with my work these past four months! This essay marks the end of this project, but you can bet I won’t be stopping this daily blog any time soon.

Context: In Winter 2020, I decided to take a creative sabbatical to focus on reading and writing. Here’s why I did.

If I could spend 4 months—a semester—doing anything, what would I do?

I asked myself this question last summer. My answer then?

Read and write.

That was a crazy idea at the time, even now it still is. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this before. I didn’t know how things would turn out.

But I decided to do it anyway.

Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s advice to graduate from the library, I named this project, A Semester at the Library.

But now the semester has ended. And what a ride it has been.

I’ve learned so much and grown in many surprising ways these past four months but it wasn’t without it’s bumps and bruises.

I want to share these learnings and takeaways. This is my reflection on a Semester at the Library.

May 11, 2020 · Reflecting on a Semester at the Library

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