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Sick, Tired, Struggling, but Hopeful

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Well, that is a slightly depressing title.  But, it is accurate.  I have a cold.  I have not been sleeping well because my upper back has been wrecked since last Thursday (much better than it was last Thursday, but still very sore and stiff).  And I am struggling because I still have a ton to do for the end of the year.  Grading (a ton of it, despite my decision to cut out some assignments), our Speech Showcase where we host 100+ students to watch our speech team students give their award-winning speeches), our Rookie Tournament (a speech and debate tournament we hold for the public speaking and debate classes on campus, so we’re hosting 250+ students and another 50 or so judges for the day on Saturday, most of whom have no idea what they are doing as far as a speech and debate tournament is concerned), our team end-of-the-year party where I have to recognize graduating seniors and TAs who are moving on, etc., etc.  I also have an exam to finish writing, two tournaments to reconcile, TA reviews to complete, internship evaluations to complete and the myriad of other things that pop up at the end of the school year.  It is so very much stuff and only a few weeks to do it all (in some cases only a few days).  I can easily get overwhelmed when I start thinking about it all.  And I am horrible at delegating.  I can’t figure out how to do it at all effectively.  Oh, how I wish I could.

So, you might be wondering how I can be hopeful.

Well, almost.  And Summer is the perfect time to hit the:

And, I do need a serious reset.  I’m looking forward to having some more time to work through the Ultimate Bundle Challenge.  I have ideas for changes to make for next year.  So. many. ideas.

So, that’s where I’m at right now.  Not good, but hopeful.