Why, in academia, do we always tell ourselves that if we make it through the next few weeks things will be easier? Things never let up.
Here's where my attention is going.
Research Assignment Design: This is on my list for next week. I really need to start coding.
Presentations and Publications: I put together a calendar so that I know when to start prepping things for all the stuff I have coming up. Today, I spent over three hours working on my slide deck for my photography webinar. We're doing a test run through tomorrow. While the slides don't have to be complete, I wanted them to be more done than not. I'm mostly using my own photography as examples and it's weird getting this analytical on my own stuff. I know I don't need perfect, but I need to show why I know my stuff. I've looked at my own work so closely that I'm beginning to hate it all now.
Reference and Instruction: The number of questions is picking up and I taught my first class. Another professor requested a flipped classroom model so I recorded a video for that. Our webinar series kicks off on Friday. I put together all the logistics and created a slide template.
Outreach:The first week push is over, now it's on the regular marketing calendar.
Administration: Onboarded our new metadata and cataloging librarian. I am so excited to work with her.
Estate Planning: Nope. Although I did figure out why my auto-invest was broken on one account.
Email Newsletter: This evening, I sent out a final paywall warning. Paywall is set to go up tomorrow. I don't know if I'll get any new paying subscribers, but I think this is the right move.
Home Projects: None at the moment, and I'm okay with that.
Hobbies: I sent out a few notecards to friends. I would like to get back in the habit of doing this monthly.