|I have too much stuff
||[Apr. 18th, 2010|01:31 pm]
Many of you haven't seen or heard much of me lately. This is because despite still being only semi-employed I've been very busy. Let me tell you what's going on for those of you who are curious.
I have decided to go to Boston University School of Education to get my Masters of Arts in Teaching next year. Summer classes start in May, so I've been thinking about what I'm going to take and filling out paper work.
I'm currently taking a class with Harvard Extension School called Math of Teaching Algebra. The class is awesome, but I'm looking forward to not having to drive to Jamaica Plains every Tuesday night.
Also on the professional front, I've been doing a lot edublogging (at optimizingke.com and reading. People are actually commenting on and even using my writing! And I'm learning a lot. However, this is probably the biggest time sink I've got right now and I've been thinking of this work as a self-directed class. I need to find a way to keep involved with this segment of blog-o-sphere while spending less time on it.
I'm still tutoring two students a week.
For me Festival is over now and I'm going to the Massfilc meeting today. Festival was awesome! The run I organized of "The Road Not Taken" went pretty well, despite being short a couple of players, and so I might run that again sometime if there is interest.
Next week, I'm performing at NEFFA with Massfilc at 6pm on Saturday. If you want to see me play rhythm ukulele you should totally show up. My thoughts on this are basically, "WTF, I'm performing? Music? In front of people I don't know? How did this happen? When did I stop sucking at being musical?" Yeah, so I'm kind of nervous, even though I know what I'm supposed to do and think the group is sounding pretty awesome in practice. It'll be a load of my mind after this is over, and some more free time. Oh and did I mention, that on the same day as this performance I'm also going to the BU admitted graduate student day. Yeah, overbooked.
The weekend after that, I'm helping run TMA at RPI. I'll be stepping up into a full GM role for the first time with TMA, so that's taking some mental energy to prepare for.
I've got three jobs for Pi-Con this year: LARP coordinator, Con-book Ad sales, and Programming assistant. I've been working on these, but there is still a bunch more stuff to do. Hopefully, I'll be able to get the Ad sales contact list done before the meeting on Thursday.
I'm organizing the Music Track for Arisia again this year. It's probably early for me to be worried about this, but after last year my big takeaway lesson was contact potential program participants earlier to get their input.
I think that's all of the responsibilities I have on my plate right now, but it's possible that I've forgotten one or two. I need to stop volunteering for new things, even if they are fun and good things to be doing.