Tuesday, August 15
While I enjoyed my summer - the first in years that I didn't have to teach - a part of me anxiously awaited the start of school and my first year as a full-fledged faculty member at a reputable institution. Now, here I am, a week from the beginning of classes wondering what the hell I was thinking?!

I just returned from two weeks of various personal and professional duties only to discover that my summer has officially ended. New faculty obligations are in full swing and I haven't even finished my syllabi, let alone that article I wanted to get out.

So, in my little world, summer is over and I didn't even get to have one last hurrah. It's time for my annual pilgrimage to the office supply store, marking the beginning of the new year.

In the immortal words of a childhood friend, "Don't wish for something too hard or you just might get it." Despite knowing the truth in this, I can't help but find myself wishing for next summer.


Salmon Ella said...

I am also having back to school blues. :(

Turquoise Stuff said...

Salmon, you were just at a conference, how does that constitute summer vacation?

Mahogany said...

Fraud, I think you'll love having a real job. It's perfect for you. In the classroom, you'll have all these moments when you're actually not a fraud and then some insensitive colleague will ruin it. Being a rookie again can be a trip.

But I just noticed that you're our authentic Fraud-with-a-capital F. Nobody can talk that away from you! ;-)

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