Yea, it’s that time of year again… 2.5 weeks until the end of the semester, and I’m huffing and puffing up to the finish line.
This spring has just been too busy, anyhow. It turns out that finishing my coursework, trying to write a thesis, tutoring ESL classes, teaching a community college class, being a worker owner at Deep Roots, finishing out my assistantship, and job hunting for the summer and next year, all along with normal life – is a lot of work. Hence, the lack of posting.
Things get a lot better May 6th (I turn in grades for my class, after grading 21 take-home essay finals in 20 hours, I need to time that better next semester) and then even better sometime over the summer, when I defend my thesis. At which point, I will have a masters degree (in two calendar years, considerably less than the 11 my BA took.)
(The plan for after, since people ask, is to teach community college next year. Local CC has a small program that trains faculty. After that, the plan is to continue to adjunct and apply to permanent instructor positions [me and the 1234235234 other people in this state with masters degrees that want to teach] until either I get hired for one [oh hallowed day], or lose my patience and start applying for part-time staff jobs that allow me to teach one or two classes, or lose my patience and go to phd school, though whether it’s going to be sociology, anthropology, or education is anyone’s guess.)
Meanwhile, we got our first strawberries of the season yesterday, and they smell amazing. We picked up our first chicken from our chicken CSA, which I’m looking forward to eating with great glee. Both are reminders that spring is here and summer is coming, and life will slow down a bit. I have Great Plans for this summer, including learning how to can, so hopefully there will be a little more activity around here soon.