Job searching, Master’s courses, and trying to decide my future.
April 13, 2010
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I apologize to those that read this blog about my lack of posting as of late. I’ve been right out straight with those listed in the title line.
It’s that time of year against where I’m once more on the hunt for a job in the teaching field. I’m trying to open myself up much more this year to applying for pretty much anything that comes open. Right now, a lot of the positions are roughly an hour travel time. While right now I travel 40 minutes to sub, I don’t know if I could handle an hour drive time, one way, five days a week. Joe keeps saying that it might be worthwhile to do for a year. I’ve heard such from others in my profession; the only one who spoke against it rives an hour and forty minutes, so he’s definitely someone who’s opinion I need to consider.
I’m also on the search for a good summer job to help bring in more money this year and help try to save up to get some of the major projects done around the house. I’m going to be dropping my application off at the YMCA in Waterville today in hopes of locking in a summer camp counselor spot. (The only thing that might wave me off from such is the fact that I can’t swim.)
As far as my Master’s courses are concerned, it’s crunch time. There’s only three weeks left of the year and I have two twenty page papers I need to write before the end of it all. Thankfully, they seem to be coming along now that I’ve gotten more motivation to work on them. The history one is wonderful, reading and analyzing the journals of John Edwards Godfrey. I’m completely done taking my notes, now I just have to go through and organize them, adding in pieces here and there, write up my outline, and get on with it. The liberal studies one is a tad boring, which is analyzing the past fifty years of Down East Magazine. I’m still in the note-taking process, but will be done with that Thursday at the latest and then I can move on to the outline and rough draft process.
Deciding my future has been a bit of a battle. I would love to teach college at some point, specifically in Liberal Studies, thus my the current degree I’m working on, but I don’t know if that’s very foreseeable. I’m also having a hard time deciding what track to focus on in my Master’s, whether I want to stay on my history specification, or move towards Franco-American or Wabanaki studies. I’m really at odds on that.
If anyone has any opinions or suggestions on any of this, PLEASE feel free to leave a comment!