Archive for July 25th, 2009


I recently got a new ID card to put in my wallet.  The strange thing about it is that it says “Faculty,” though I’m wearing a t-shirt in the picture and actually look younger than my last student ID photo.  I guess that relocating has prevented me from thinking about the other changes that are occuring (after a few days in empty apartments, my time has been largely spent sorting through my belongings and trying to find a place for everything, which is a feeling quite different than solitude).  I am reminded that I don’t yet feel like a faculty member every time I open my wallet, where the location of my ID card is such that my picture and the word “Faculty” are clearly displayed.  Maybe seeing this label every day next to my picture will have some effect on my identity.

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