So hot on the heels of passing my comprehensive exams (WOOO!) I have been offered a History of Civilization II class this fall! 16-weeks... MWF 9-9:50am YAY! ACK! It is so exciting and so scary at the same time. I also have a LOT of other things due/to do the remainder of the year.
So the breakdown is this (in no real order):
- I have to determine whether I want to teach World Civ or Western Civ. It is up to me.
- I have to select books.
- Make a syllabus.
- Make all my exams/quizzes/assignments, etc.
- Read, read, read
- Write lectures - find images & primary source documents
- Make powerpoints
In addition to all of this class-prep work I have to:
- Read, read, read
- write my dissertation prospectus & get it approved (by the end of the Fall semester)
- write a 25-30pp article for an academic journal (Terrae Incognitae:The Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries) my paper abstract was accepted for (YAY!/ACK!) - by November
- assemble my dissertation committee - ASAP
- apply for more travel grants/funding - by April 15th
- get my passport updated with my NEW name - ASAP
- go to London & The Hague for research - for about 2 weeks in June/July/Early August
- Prepare a paper proposal for a conference by April 30th & write a paper if accepted.
Um, I guess I am considered a historian and scholar now! EEEK!
Dani over at Living Outside the Stacks asked me today in our Facebook back-and-forth messaging "How do you fit it all in and still remember to eat, sleep and pee (never mind spend time with Lupe)? Good gracious!" Which made me realize that I am also keeping my BFFs adorable daughter 1x/week through June 15th and still have to find time to exercise, clean house, grocery shop, do laundry, blog... PLAY ON FACEBOOK!!
and I just realized I am an instructor for an online HIST 1311 (US 1) that starts on April 17th! ACK!!
I guess at age 39 I am going to finally have to learn to prioritize - damn it.