S. got the job–opened an email around 7:30 this morning offering her the position! Fortunately the news arrived in time to keep me out the morgue. The wait was killing me. Well, okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not knowing was, at the very least, excruciating. So I’m relieved. I’m excited. Actually, I’m thrilled beyond belief!
Now I feel fairly certain I will not be teaching in the fall. This feels good. It’s not that I don’t like my job. I love it, in fact. However, I look forward to the break. I’m excited about exploring my options overseas. Perhaps, I’ll end up teaching in Bangkok. Maybe, I can develop this blog into a book–work up a proposal that I can sell to an editor. It seems that people might want to read about S’s doing disaster response, about our efforts to maintain a partnership amidst her need to travel internationally for 80% of the year, our accomplishing that by my chronicling the adventure, anchoring it textually, as we together take on this challenge in word and deed. S. is in-deed the doer in our relationship. I work with words–use language to image our expereince.
Does this sound overly ambitious? Is it silly to want to write about this? I’ve never before blogged. I don’t know how to go about getting people to read what I write. If anyone can offer advice, please post comments below.