My plan was to get this done and posted on our catch-up week. That did NOT happen. Sigh. That sort of seems to be my life at the moment. I’m behind. Constantly behind.
I don’t have a summer plan, but I do have a list of things that need to be done. This week I browsed Twitter. I tried to find my current Ph.D. advisor, with no success. I found my former advisor, but chose not to follow him as he might find me and ask about my dissertation (don’t ask, just please don’t ask). Then, through Facebook, I stumbled upon #secondcivilwarletters. I lost time. Lots of time. This is part of my fear of all things on the web. I get sucked in. I get interested in all sorts of things. I don’t need to be interested in all sorts of things. I am presenting at a conference in two weeks. What I need to be is interested in that.
What I think I have learned so far:
- I am not really a resident anywhere. I visit. Some might say lurk. I’m kind of like this in person though-I like to watch and learn and I don’t like to speak up in public.
- I am ok with Facebook and Pinterest. That is sort of my speed. Currently I am thinking I might follow people on Twitter and Instagram, but I don’t post or comment.
- Except there was a thread about culture and tribe on a friend’s Facebook page and I could not help myself, but then I felt bad. I hate this “no context”space.
- I think Twitter or something else might work for connecting with students and our office. I’m trying to figure that out. We need a way to communicate with students.
- In the article by Maha Bali, Women’s Ways of Knowing was mentioned. I felt a brief moment of victory as I had read this for an Anthropology class a long, long time ago.
- I really, really, really need to get things together so I am not so behind.