Thursday, February 01, 2007

I have a confession...

I am working on job talk right now, because I have TWO interviews next week. I haven't blogged about this thus far, since I wasn't entirely sure that nobody from work was reading my blog (& that knows me). I don't think that is too much of a concern at this point- plus I don't mind as much if anyone finds out now. I kind of hope to keep it under wraps unless I get an offer, though. So, I've kept my keyboard quiet on this one, except for comments on a few other blogs.

I wanted to break my silence now, because I am freaking out about the trip. I will be doing my research talk twice and teaching two different classes at the respective schools. They are both in my adopted-home state, which is over 2000 miles away from here. I got the first interview back in November (have you ever heard of planning 3 months ahead for interviews?) and when I got the second one I asked to do it next week, saying that I was going to be out that way. For my classes here, I am giving an exam in one class and a guest lecture in the other, so classes are covered. It's good timing that way and I am glad to not have to go out there twice, but as I said- I am freaking out! I really hadn't planned on leaving my current job, but when these jobs opened up, I couldn't resist- one school is less than an hour from my mom's house, the other is less than an hour from my grandma's house. I will seeing both of them while I am on the trip, too! So back to the freaking out- I don't have any of the talks ready yet! They are all partially ready, but nothing is done. And I leave Monday. And D was home sick this week (she went back today). I've been so busy preparing for my absence that the real preparation has been pushed back to this week. And I haven't told anyone at work.

On the upside- I do have some lovely new clothes to wear at my interviews (but my credit card is suffering for it). Anyway- I wanted to get this out there, since I am feeling so stressed. I kind of can't believe that I held out this long- I sent in the applications in early October, got the call for the first interview in November, had a phone interview at the other place in December, got the interview invite in late December. It's been crazy.

I better get back to it- only 7 hours until D is home from school and I want to finish the research talk and practice it today. Sorry I've been keeping you all in the dark on this one!

6 comments:

USJogger said...

Good luck, Addy! It's a big step. I hope that it works out for you (whatever "working out" would be.)

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Woo hoo! Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great.

Addy N. said...

Thanks for the comments! I am getting closer to having the presentations ready, but won't feel good until I'm done fiddling with slides! I thought I was being so clever to do this in one trip, but man is it ever stressful. Also- D came home early from school (seems the intestinal stuff isn't quite gone yet), so I was denied two of my work hours this afternoon! (she's fine, btw)

Seeking Solace said...

I tried to post earlier, but Blogger was being a PITA!

Cheers to you and good luck!!!!

Ianqui said...

Congratulations! I hope things go really well for you!

JustMe said...

congrats and lots of luck!!