Ever since I started my new job as Assistant Director of Admissions at Sierra Nevada College in February, I have had a hard time focusing the necessary time on my New Year's Resolution posts. I have missed more weeks this year in that resolution than I did in the four previous years combined, I'm sure - although I haven't taken the time to count, ironically. Tonight is no exception, but for a different reason.
Our Director's last day was today, and the last week has been a whirlwind of very long days trying to get ready for my new added responsibilities as Interim Director of Admissions, starting Monday. I have been going over all kinds of things, frantically trying to get a handle on everything I will need to start doing next week. I also have been trying to contact prospective students in Hawaii - which means, since they are four hours behind us in Nevada, that I have been arriving at the office each morning at about 7:00AM and finishing my phone calls each night at about 11:30PM. Yes, I'm tired - and I have not spent the time I normally would thinking about the post I want to be writing instead of this one.
Oh, well. It is what it is, and I am grateful for this opportunity - one I never expected or could have anticipated so quickly. I am thankful that I was inspired to find and apply for the position that brought me here, and I am thankful for the college's willingness to trust me with this new responsibility. I will be grateful to Culver-Stockton for allowing me to get into college admissions, which I love, and I am grateful for Sierra Nevada College giving me the opportunity I wasn't going to get otherwise.
So, I hope I will be able to be more consistent with my New Year's Resolution posts from now on - but with my new position and moving my family cross-country in two weeks . . . At the very least, I promise I will continue to prepare my regular daily posts and links throughout the week.
Wish me luck!