Sunday, 30 November 2008

. . . Need . . . Sleep . . .

I'm surprised I don't meet myself coming. I'm normally insanely busy . . . but this term, even I've felt I'm trying to do too much. Now, for just one term, it hasn't been too bad. But I wouldn't want to go on like this ad infinitum. I'm really looking forward to the Christmas Holiday Sleep Time. And then, of course, I get to start over at BYU. There will be three big differences next term, though:
  1. I'm not teaching at multiple Universities. Only one. Only one. (Forgive me for that Cosby misquote.) Not having to deal with several Unies, and only having to travel to one is much easier. Even if I have to re-learn all the protocols and red tape.
  2. No PhD requirements! I'm not responsible for getting anything done on my PhD whilst I'm in the States. Yeay! Trying to teach a full term and do a full time PhD has been killer.
  3. No Church Calling. Well, I don't think, any way. I'm only going to be there for a couple of months. I guess they could give me a calling, but I don't really think they will. And if they do, it won't be 1st Counselor in the Young Women's. Don't get me wrong. I love my girls. And I've never been so happy as I have been working with them. But all 3 of those at the same time is pretty overwhelming. When I get back to the UK I expect to get a calling again. Maybe even quite a labour intensive one, but I won't be teaching at two Unis! I refuse!!!
Those three things will keep next term from getting quite so out of hand.


littlemithi said...

Thanks for the messages over at my blog Adele ... I think I'm suffering what you're suffering - being a fulltime student, organising a wedding, learning to drive, and also being a 'housewife' - all great in turn, but all together at the same time is quite overwhelming. I unfortunately will have it like this for a while yet.

How long are you away at BYU? Will be reading up about your escapades here!

Tammi said...

Hey Adele! You are going to be teaching at BYU? That should be interesting and exciting at the same time. How long exactly are you going to be stateside?

Coila said...

Whoa. I don't know how you do it, lady! But I'm glad you'll be in the states for so long!! Can we see you pretty please??? I'd LOVE to see you! You're welcome to come visit us, too, since you'll have oh so much free time. ;) We may even have a spare bedroom by then (if I can figure out what to do with the table saw. . .).

Love ya!