Over the past four months, I taught a class at the Illinois Institute for Technology, continued my work as a TA at UIC, prepped and tutored three weekly students, completed a 50 hr + weekends internship with the Chicago Metro History Fair, volunteered and gave a talk at the International Museum of Surgical Science, sang in my choir, wrote a draft of a dissertation chapter, planned a research trip, and planned a move across the country.
I am exhausted.
But I wanted to put an accountability placeholder up here, and highlight some of the posts that I’ll be making once finals are graded (due May 13th) and there is once more space in my life and brain for such things.
I’m looking forward to writing about the following:
Responsible schedule building for the introvert–what I learned
Retrospective on five years as a TA
How a dissertation chapter comes together
Analysis of my teaching reviews from IIT–which activities and assignments came out on top? What would I change?
Summer research plans
Retrospective of the UIC History PhD Teaching Track
My new writing schedule–with exciting new projects to share!
Moving across the country
Energists and the practical problems of immortality
Thoughts on some favorite authors: Scott Lynch, Gail Carriger, Neil Gaiman
And other stuff as I think of it.