This was my desk at 8:18am. I was grading the the first stack of journal assignments from my Sociology of the Family class (just over 200 pages of work) and entering comments with every grade. I had "Meet the Press" on my iPad to listen to. And I had my phone nearby since I was tracking Sean who was running the Huntington Beach Half Marathon this morning.
As of this morning, I am back to regularly scheduled life. About a month ago now (where does time go?) I mentioned I wouldn't be around as much since I would be working on the stuff I was annoyingly vague about at the start of the year.
What I have been working on this whole time was job applications for a few full-time positions that are opening up locally. Two are actually at the community college I teach for (and graduated from). Over the last few weeks I have been writing and re-writing my curriculum vitae, covers letters and all the other bits & pieces.....pretty sure each one ended up with a dozen drafts.
I was hesitant to mention all of this since I didn't want to continuously share sad news if it doesn't work. However, by now I have managed to tell just about everyone I know...and it actually feels a lot better to hear them kindly say they are keeping their fingers crossed for me.
Now I am waiting to see if I get called for interviews and can break out my lucky skirt.