So I'm setting a deadline. Whether I have the MA finished or not, I want to have a teaching job in Virginia nailed down for the 2007-08 school year, whether that job is at TC Williams in Alexandria or at U/I Agricultural & Technical down on the North Carolina border or up in the mountains someplace. I want to have my Praxis II exams taken and all my methods courses done with, and all my decks cleared here so when the time comes I can just go. That means I'll be stepping back from a lot of things locally - not running for anything with ATC next spring, for example. My lease expires at the end of August next year, so that works out about as well as it possibly could. In the meantime, I need to live low, work my debt down, and take care of the academic business.
That means, among other things, that I'm going to lay off the Civicrack tonight, get some stuff up on eBay, and get some work done on those lesson plans that are due next week. Because if I don't pass that course and the Adolescent Psych course with at least a B, getting that teaching job is going to become a lot harder -there ain't no way St. Mary's is going to give me any kind of recommendation to teach anywhere if I flunk out of these.