Back to the Grind
The new semester and work begin in the morning. I'm looking forward to both, but the two plus weeks of doing nothing has been very nice. I am sooooo relaxed that someone needs to motivate me to get cracking.
Some changes are in store. Thanks to a nice grant from a technology company, my part time, going to end February 1st job is funded until the end of the year-as a full time employee. I did accept this increase in hours, with the full understanding that if a job comes up in my career field, I will take it. The benefits and salary needs are greater than my employer can ever come up with.
One class requires THREE textbooks. One I already own and will probably keep as a reference guide forever, the other two are new to me. However, knowing that I probably will not use them after the semester is over, they've been rented. The other class does not require a textbook.
However, it is not new to me, having been called 'the class from hell' here. That was mainly a result of the professor teaching it. She is no longer at the university-and the doctoral program coordinator now teaches it. In a brief conversation about it last month, it sounds like the goals will not be perpetually moving targets that even change in the course of a two hour lecture! Oh wait, those lectures typically ran four hours on the 'quick' nights.