april is the cruelest month (or at least the busiest)

So far my April is as follows. Blame the quarter system.
* 3 library instruction classes
* 3 more co-taught library instruction classes
* 2 workshops to organize
* 2 big presentations to give
* 2 staff classes to help with
* 2 staff meetings to take notes at
* and a partridge in a pear tree

Whenever I contact my faculty members and volunteer to teach classes I feel like a masochist. I don’t like standing up in front of classes. It makes me nervous every time. It is worse when I volunteer to give presentations, as those are certainly not mandatory and yet I do it anyway.

Ugh. No rest for the introverted.

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3 Responses to april is the cruelest month (or at least the busiest)

  1. rimrunner says:

    You and me both. I’m really not introverted, something I figured out last year, so I’ve been trying to figure out why I have such trouble with this. (In contrast, my only instance of stage fright during the festival last weekend was before my first scene, and there were woo-woo reasons for that as well that I’ll go into some other time if you’re interested.)

    I think the real problem is that I’m not passionate about teaching this stuff. And that’s why I’m contemplating some of the possible decisions that I am.

  2. goamaki says:

    wow, gotta give you props for volunteering for public speaking! eep!

  3. haloolah says:

    I actually like teaching (and presenting, to a lesser extent). It’s the prep work I dread and am bad at. Your month sounds busy!

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