Okay, this job is really crazy
As you can probably tell from my last few posts and the space between them, I have been crazy busy. At first I thought that I over-committed, but now I am beginning to think that this is status quo for the job. I am going to need to learn to do less or get better at doing more. So here's what I'm facing over the upcoming month:
# Proposal due Oct 1- only a few pages, thank you, G-D
# Two conference talks in mid-October
# need to get out two papers from postdoc- one for special issue due Nov 1
# prepare three lectures for my share of team taught intro courses
# get lab ready including supervise equipment set-up, furniture install, ordering of supplies
# train new undergrad and grad researchers
# find out when my postdoc's visa is getting approved, train her when she gets here
# possibly two more proposals, one due early nov, one due early dec.
Plus, my husband just started his first semester of B-school and will probably much less available to help at home.
I am hanging in there. I am taking things one day at a time, focusing on getting the most important stuff first. I have a couple hundred unanswered email messages. But I still love this job.