Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's that point in the semester when life transitions from merely busy to frantic because every professor decides to have a test in the same week. I also interview with my university's teaching program on Friday, and I still don't have my portfolio in a form I'm ready to share. I'm getting a bit stressed out, especially since my research advisor informed me, "You aren't allowed to make any B's this semester." (What, because graduating with less than my current 3.950 will limit my options in life???) I'm getting to the point where I'm not getting much sleep, partly as a result of the workload, and partly as a result of waking up in the middle of the night in a panic and having to lie awake until I can get my heart rate and breathing back to normal so I can sleep.

As a result, I won't be around for the next few days. Next week I should be a bit saner and have some time and energy to devote to blogging again.

5 comments:

Ms. MiniDucky said...

Yow, sounds rough. Hang in there and remember to eat at least, even if sleep's not going so well.

A said...

A 3.950? What'd the B+ come in?

Have fun with the teaching portfolio, those things are / were a royal PITA.

Blue said...

Good luck! Perhaps you should find out why you're not allowed to make any B's...

As for the panicking part, perhaps some meditation will help? Or yoga. Or making lists. Occasionally when I really start to freak out, I write down everything I'm worried about and what I can do to fix it. At that point, the list is very long, but it's nice to see my options down on paper even if I'm not able to immediately act on anything.

E.C. said...

I did live through the week,with a little caffeine,too much junk food, some yoga, and help from my study group. My teaching portfolio still feels thrown together, but the interview seemed to go well.It certainly didn't hurt that I'd worked with one of my committee members on a math education related grant proposal a couple of years ago.

The two-day Electromagnetism test was surprisingly easy considering how unprepared I felt going in. Now if I can just get meaningful data in the lab this weekend, all will be good, especially since that would keep my mind off of the TFA decision that should arrive Monday night.

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