I hate waiting. I don’t consider myself the most proactive person out there or anything, but I would rather be working for my own destiny than waiting for something to happen. Waiting and waiting and waiting. I’m sure the anxiety doesn’t help.  I get sick to my stomach.  I get shaky.  I forget out to breathe.  And I agonize.  I agonize over the wait and every little detail. Tomorrow I find out if I have a job still or not.  Maybe.  How am I supposed to wait for that? How am I supposed to get over my waiting nerves?  How can I keep my mindRead More →

I wish there were 25, 30 hours in a day.  This past week I have been stressing myself out over everything I have to do, everything that needs to be done, and everything that I want to do. At work, there is reams of paperwork to do, plus essays and projects to grade, plus lesson-planning to accomplish.  All this on top of actually, you know, teaching.  And interacting with the students and my colleagues. When I get home, there is an apartment to clean (who knew I would be such a neat freak before I moved into my own place?), books to read, writing toRead More →