Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thursday Thoughts [8.23.12]
Hi friends! Checking in today for Thursday Thoughts with Sar :)
1. As you may have noticed, I'm suddenly incredibly busy. Truth is, at my old job, I could blog all day because they just had nothing for us to do. But now, at my new job, I'm pretty all over the place!
To catch you all up, I'm in my first semester of a program in Higher Education Administration to get my masters. As part of that, I have a 30-hour-a-week internship. For non-googleability, I'm not going to tell you exactly where, but it's in one of the professional schools at the University of Kansas. I work in five -- FIVE! -- different departments and have five different bosses!
These first few weeks, they've kind of been trading me around and I shadow and learn from them for a day or a week or whatever. It's a lot of, "once we train you, you'll advise undecided students" and "once we teach you how, you'll be able to..." But for right now, just a lot of following along and learning. I did get to help teach a couple classes though! So that was fun. And my boss said I'm a natural :)
I am going to be in this position for two years, though, so by the end I should know everything. Right?
2. As you might have assumed, being in a masters program also comes with classes. I have three classes each once a week for two and a half hours starting at either 4:30 or 7:30. I love love loooove one of the professors (and I like the other one too!) and have done some of the reading.
Guys, I gotta confess. In my undergrad, I didn't really do any of the readings... like ever.
I'm gonna have to learn to read.
The classes are a bit overwhelming socially, though. I feel like everyone else already knows each other through working in similar areas, but I'm the only grad where I work. Boo.
3.I have another family situation going on that I can't really talk too much about, but good thoughts in the health-and-tiny-humans areas are much appreciated!!
4. I posted my first ever giveaway yesterday! Have you entered?
Hope you're all having a lovely Thursday evening! And HAPPY FREAKING BIRTHDAY to Tamara!!