August 2017

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That's the noise I make as I surface briefly from the eternally churning sea of chaos that my life is lately to jot some notes in my journal.

As the previous sentence suggests, things remain pretty crazy here. I have about half of my student-teaching application packet completed, including having gone for fingerprints on Monday and having both the Maryland and FBI background checks started. I'm trying to pack in the last of my classroom observations, which means insanely long workdays writing 8 or 9 articles a day on some days so that I don't have even insanely longer days of five hours in the classroom, followed by 6 articles in the evening. (Today will be an 8-article day! I should be working on #7 now ...)

The administration of the university is not making this any easier. I don't believe that they respond to emails. I sent an email, oh about a week ago, to the person supposedly in charge of background checks. The information in the application packet is vague and unhelpful, so I wanted clarification before I spent money on checks I didn't need. I was told to email this person by the internship director. A week later ... *chirpchirp* Crickets. Speaking of the internship director, I emailed her half of my application packet on Sunday, and it's now going on Thursday (workday-wise), and I still haven't gotten any sort of acknowledgment from her, much less an answer to my question about whether I can use my GRE scores for Praxis 1. This is my second time asking this question with no response. It's becoming very annoying. The SWG--a volunteer-led group devoted to fan fiction and drooling over Elves--should not be better run and managed than a university, but it does frequently seem that way to me. At least it makes me feel about my own organizational/leadership abilities.

It occurs to me that this will all be over someday, and I will read this entry and cackle madly about how crazy my life was. I'm looking forward to that day.

Now onto #7!!
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