Monday, January 02, 2006

Back to life, back to reality...

Wasn't that a song in the 80's?

Anyway, my blogroll is back up and functioning--I've checked all the links and been out a reading....all of us have been a bit slower than usual over the holidays. Ho Hum.....

Finally made it to my office today after a sleep in and a bit of retail therapy. I bought a new suit for the upcoming interviews. Not that I really needed another, I just like having several options--and I have been in a pants frame of mind of late and I want comfort! It will be hard enough for me to be "on point" for 2 days straight with strangers. I'm one who likes to sit back and observe a bit, however, I'm sure this isn't a good strategy nor would even be possible on a job interview. So, I'm practicing my smile and focusing on me (with the purchase of comfortable clothing) and trying to get over the idea of having to sell myself to get a job. And this gives me the excuse to go out this weekend and buy a new pair of shoes to go with the new suit. I love shoes!

In other news, I have 2 syllabi ready to roll and am about halfway done with the last one. It's a new class for me so I'm keeping it 'roomy' so I can stretch and be flexible a bit. It's all doc students in the class so hopefully they will be able to deal with that.
My book chapter sort of looks like a chapter--with sections and everything-- however, I still hate it and hate writing it, and just wish it were over. Why do I let myself be talked into things like this?---oh yeah, I'm ABD looking for a job and I'm adding to my Vita. Geez...... might as well paste it on my forehead.

Speaking of jobs (again)--need to organize and practice that job talk.

6 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

Welcome back! Love the Green. It’s bright and cheery!

I firmly believe in retail therapy, especially shoes!!! I went on a sinful shopping spree over the holidays. Now I need to clean out my closet to make room for the new stuff :)

Seeking Solace said...

The song was by Soul II Soul. Great song!

RussianViolets said...

Yes, welcome back, and good luck with the job prep stuff. :-)

ScienceWoman said...

Can totally relate to feeling like you've got "ABD looking for a job and I'm adding to my Vita" posted on your forehead. All those extra things we take on don't make our writing go any easier though. Good luck with the interviews - I'm all in favor of the comfy clothes.

Anonymous said...

Ummmmm.... If you paste it on your forehead, YOU won't be able to see it, will you? How will you remember? Better paste it on your hand instead. ;)
dice_singer

BrightStar said...

good clothes definitely help me feel more confident, so yay for retail therapy!