Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Just a "life" post...

Let's face it, we could all use a distraction today, so as I sit, limp as a wet noodle, in my office, I thought I'd provide one.

One of my responsibilities as a college librarian serving undergraduates is instruction. I was a little bit surprised by this when I first started library school. I thought becoming a librarian meant that I'd cavort amongst books all day and have an office cat.

Yeah. Not so.

The beginning of each semester is always the instruction crescendo where I'll get a bunch of requests lined up. So what I have to do is visit a class on a designated day to teach the students about library sources and services tailored to a specific assignment that they have.

I have a whole bunch of classes this semester from a world civilizations course, and a few English composition. I had the first two today.

They went great, but I tell you, it wears me out to do them. I suppose because:

(1) I'm an introvert. Being in front of people does not come naturally to me. I know, I know, this coming from the belly dancer, but there you have it.

(2) I'm an introvert. Being "ON!" so that I can present a professional and pleasant persona in front of a group physically drains my energy.

(3) Did I mention that I was an introvert? I like to talk to books. Strangers, not so much.

(4) Last night I was awoken in the middle of the night by the following: "MOMMY! I COME SLEEP IN YOUR BED!"

All of these things mean that I am absolutely exhausted and plan to do nothing tonight besides knit, drink hard spirits, and watch Breaking Bad with Mike. It's been a few episodes, so I'm certain it's time for yet another drug dealer to meet violent death.

Never a dull moment, I tell you.

6 comments:

  1. I have to say, this sounds like a dream compared to what I do. I thought I'd live out my days in academia but alas I live in the corporate world. No books and definitely no cat either. But then, there is that allergic reaction I get when I'm around them. Enjoy your well deserved glass if wine and thanks for this distraction.
    xoxo,
    Cristina
    http://fillingmyprayercloset.com

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    1. Hugs, girl! God calls us all to do His will in the circumstances that we find ourselves in, and you're doing that beautifully. So grateful for your friendship.

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  2. I completely understand how draining it is to be in front of and/or verbally and socially engaged with others as an introvert. How on Earth does an introvert become an speech pathologist? I have no idea, but I can tell you that after 28 years of days full of providing speech/language/communication therapy, I am exhausted. I feel your introverted pain!
    Smiles,
    ~Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! What an important profession you work in, it's great that you're able to use your gifts despite the challenge of being an introvert. :)

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  3. Ahahahaha #4 would so happen here in our house. I am also an introvert so I feel your pain. Give me books any day!

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    1. Nice to see you Allison! I knew you would relate. :)

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