- It's finals week.
- I have to leave the newsroom before everyone else. I don't get to say the big goodbye to several staffers.
- I lose a week of work at the library in addition to the work lost between semesters.
- I gave up key freelance work because working from Cleveland without a laptop will be impossible.
Again, I'm excited about the trip but I had to go buy some reporter clothes. I hate shopping. I usually just wear jeans and a shirt. But I need to start dressing like a reporter. It's funny because when I was a migrant farm worker, I always wanted a job where I could wear a tie.