March 22 Day 14: Gratitude Edition

A Quinn Family Zoom

So grateful for my family both near and far. We are well and coping. A Quinn family zoom conference occurred in the morning. Z baked fresh cinnamon bread. Mark ran the necessary errands. A offered help before it was needed. And we sat at the dining room table to eat dinner and just talked.

So grateful for my professional colleagues both local, national, and international. We are adapting, being asked to do things in different ways for our students or employers with little additional support while simultaneously doing less for ourselves. Long planned conferences are being cancelled one-by-one. I hope we get this virus under control and can meet in Philadelphia for MathFest. But no matter, your creativity, persistence, and can-do spirit shine through.

So grateful to silly and serious friends. You help me find balance.

So grateful for a steady paycheck, food in the cupboards, a working car, good internet, and a warm and comfortable house. While it is hard to focus on work sometimes, it would be impossible if these basics were absent.  

Its easy to get swept up by exponential growth in newly reported corona cases and worst case scenarios. Today I need to focus on the positive things in my life (and finish my grading.)

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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