And, a long holiday weekend to boot! Between the mandatory faculty meetings of last week, the seemingly endless stream of emails and phone calls, a conference presentation, workshop preparations, the start of a new semester, a few conference calls, working the first weekend rotation, and several information literacy sessions, the last couple of weeks have been a continuous flurry of activity. Whew! I survived to tell the tale.
I’m told that this is normal for the first week or so of the Fall semester (and this is my first experience with a Fall semester since taking this job). A frenetic pace that certainly rules out boredom. But at the same time, allows for no spare time and results in many “more-than-8-hour” days. I’m having to redefine what it means to “multitask.” I thought I was fairly good at multitasking at my former workplace, but these last couple of weeks have proven that I’m able to take it to an all new level.
But I don’t mind . . . to stretch your capabilities from time to time is a good thing. And have I mentioned that I really love my job? (And my colleagues, and, the location — what a great work environment!) Even though some projects carry over from semester to semester, there is something special about the Fall semester and the promise of a new beginning (despite where you’ve been or where you’ve left off).
So hang on . . . here we go again! Happy learning!