Conferences and campus visits and conflicts... oh my!!
Today was a pretty good day though. I felt like posting, but I have little to report. :-)
I've been hesitant to admit that I'm having the interviews--campus visits--anticipation cycle, cuz if I don't get a job, I'll probably be embarrassed.
But oh, well, this is part of the academic life, right? And y'all will still think I'm cool, huh?
Plus, I'm not exactly miserable where I am and this could become more than a visiting position because of faculty retirements.
So, yeah, that's what's up. I've done a black history month presentation. I have two conferences coming up. And I'm going to the OAH--rural Louisiana girl in New York for the first time? I'm excited and TERRIFIED!! Will I get lost? Should I carry my purse?
So this semester is CRAZY--add in a little personal turmoil and you get elle in the perpetual state of "running behind."
I'm feeling a lot more confident in the Western Civ class. Way too many decisions about the Post 45 class (it's my field!! I wanna show clips from every relevant film!! Deciding the book/article list was hell--I wanted to include like, a hundred things!!). And the pre-1877 class is okay--but the thing is, I promise myself each semester that I'm going to be all comfortable with that class because I've taught it forever... and then I add or subtract something, shift focus, etc.
My kid had a cool science project on the water cycle. My sister's baby shower is March 8. My IRL and internet friends are the most supportive, understanding women in the world.
And I am tired.
But, for today, I'm okay.