More Good News! Not all Meetings are Bad

snoopyToday was the first day of the new semester. I had all three of my classes today, so it was a busy day. The hybrid class meets five times in person before moving to online, so this week and next, I have three classes a day. It is a little draining, but I do really like teaching, so I eventually recuperate. Plus, in a couple of weeks, I will only teach two classes those two days, and will do the online course mostly . . . well, online. But I can do it on other days. For now, it makes sense to have all three on the same day, but yeah, I’m feeling it.

Except something good happened today that kind of ramped up the energy. If you have been keeping up on my insane schedule, you know that I’m working on a major editing project, and that it’s due at the end of the month. You may also remember that I said I had to meet with the VP of the organization before I could finish it. Well, I met with him before my classes today. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to the meeting, because, well, . . . meeting.

But today’s meeting was different. It was full of good news. I’m on track with things the way I’m doing them. His request wasn’t about the material I was sending, but that he wanted me to do an additional project for him. That one gives me some additional money, but more importantly, he told me that he negotiated a significant increase in the stipend I am being paid for the big project. Enough to pay a couple months’ rent on the new place!

All sorts of awesome!



This post is part of JusJoJan Day 12

21 comments on “More Good News! Not all Meetings are Bad

    • It’s weird. If someone watched me teach (or is a student of mine), they would never believe that I am more introverted by nature (and prefer one on one teaching). But I can pull it together for teaching to a larger group. It just obviously takes a lot more out of me. Still, I don’t think I’d ever give it up entirely. I just need to keep myself rejuvenated with doing things that restore me. And of course, when students really get into it, it can be energizing, but most students aren’t that invested in their studies, unfortunately.

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