We are two days into the start of the fall 2010 semester.
You would think at this point in my program that I would have it a little easier. And the reality is that I could have, but I needed some “professional development” that is not otherwise offered through what is required. So. Here’s what I’ll be doing this fall….
-Taking my last required class for my PhD (holler)
-Surviving my last required class for my PhD (because I will seriously have to know: This study published by these people looked at this. In what year was it published?)
-Forming my dissertation committee
-Taking prelims (basically a month long test to see how well I can write under pressure and then talk about what I wrote)
-Proposing my dissertation
-Working in the advising office
-Doing a practicum in the University Counseling Center (professional development and really (hopefully) good experience)
-Figuring out how to transport my child from home to Apex High to the Hill Center in Durham (12:00-3:00) and home again. It takes a village, people. Seriously.
-Trying to maintain my sanity and a workout routine
-Doing one more race this year (a nice, flat 10K)…although my dear friend Robin is trying to talk me into a half marathon in Novermber…
-Trying to still be a good wife, mother, daughter…and hopefully friend
-Celebrating my 5th anniversary (helloooooo Bob Timberlake Inn)
-State Fair, VA Beach for one race, the beach at Labor Day, probably heading south for Thanksgiving with a ton of people
And those are just the things off the top of my head.
So, dear readers, though I have other things about which I need and want to blog, if the blog is awfully quiet for a few months, you’ll know why.
And if you see my dead carcass lying around…well…just step over me and keep on going. At least I’ll be asleep.