Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Is This Thing On?

After many years of non-stop daily blogging, it's kind of strange for me to not write for so long. The combination of the new job and a rather intense semester conspired to keep me from the documentation of my life within this space. There are six days left until a five week semester break, so the many blog topics, and several restaurant reviews will soon spring forth from my keyboard.

The job has been the perfect one to replace the prior one. It's a large company and I feel like it is home. My cube mates are fun people, including the former classmate that I encouraged my boss to consider-he started this week. When it comes to recommending people, my manager hat will always be on-there are very few people in my discipline that I'd put my name on a recommendation, but it was nice to be able to do so for one I think has what it takes and watch it come to fruition. I have plenty of work to keep me busy, and will be traveling to my client school in August and September for several days each time. Woohoo!

One of the classes of the doctoral program is a philosophy class that I'd been told would be a killer in the quantity of reading it required. It is one of the first classes I should have taken, but my first major professor offered no direction on which classes to take when, so it has waited until the end of my second year. In my logical mind, it makes sense to condense the insane reading class into the 10 week semester, instead of prolonging it for 15 weeks.

I'm glad I did, for the professor is fantastic, the topic is incredible (to the point that I want to take more philosophy classes!) and I'm finally settling in to good habits that I knew I eventually achieve, once I started taking the ADHD meds. For the first time in a while, it looks like I may scrape out a 4.0 semester, instead of procrastinating so much that my A turns to a B for late submissions. Huzzah. The latest anything has been is 30 minutes.

Speaking of which, I have two papers due tonight, 8 issues chapters to read between now and Friday (debates in special education), and one more paper to write for Tuesday night, then I have off until August 25th. It will feel good to have a longer break!