Hi! I joined late (and then was stuck on the road with only a phone for internet connection), so this is my first “on-time” post in the Few and Far Project. I’m really excited to stay in touch with y’all via photos this year!
Today is my first day at home after a crazy 2 week roadtrip to visit both sides of the family (my husband’s family in OH, and mine in MN). I have the house to myself, which basically never happens anymore – I should be working on course prep (my next semester of teaching starts on January 15th, plus I’m supposed to be finishing my dissertation) but I’m taking a day to just recover from the crazy travel. Tomorrow, I’ll work. Oh, how I’ll work.
This is going to be a big year for me: I’m going to be finishing my dissertation, and starting my first “real” job (a Lecturer position in my university’s Writing, Speaking, and Argument program – basically, I’ll keep right on being their expert on writing in the social sciences and teaching freshman comp courses, but I’ll actually get PAID for it!). These next few months are going to be VERY stressful and busy as I teach two classes (a freshman comp class, and an upper division Language Development class) and finish the diss, but I’m going to try very hard to stay as level-headed and balanced as I can while managing all that (plus a very intense and energetic toddler – at least I have my wonderful husband’s help with that part!).