- Next year is settled, at last! No more job applications! I actually have a couple in envelopes, all ready to go, which I will not need to send. Words cannot express the delight that this brings me.
- The faculty at VSLAC all seemed very nice, very welcoming, and very collegial. I will be the fourth member of the 4-member English department (one member of whom just teaches comp--I told you this was a VSLAC). So I should get to know these people pretty well, and it's a good thing that I liked them.
- While I'm less than thrilled about the composition classes I'll be teaching next year, the other classes I'll be teaching should be interesting. I don't get to come up with the actual topics, which are already set, but they're pretty general courses and they'll be good for me. So this whole deal will be an excellent learning experience.
- The college is in a pretty rural area. While that isn't such a positive trait in the long run, I'm looking forward to spending a little bit of time in a quiet place with, possibly, a yard???
- I will be teaching 4-4 (preps are only 3-2, though).
- I have to move. And it's going to be a weird move: most of my stuff will be put into storage, and then I need to somehow get the Absolute Minimum out to the remote little mid-America town where I'll be living for a while. I also need to find a place to live--ideally a furnished place, as my furniture will all be in storage. The thought of doing all of this makes me tired. And I can't really afford/don't really want to go out there to look for a place, so finding an apartment will have to be accomplished remotely.
- I will be teaching 4-4. I think that that's worth two alarms.
- The semi-long-distance relationship will be truly long-distance for nine months or so. Which kind of sucks, a lot.