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A Year of Living Positively-Day 321

I just replied to comrades in Seoul who sent me a request to meet in Seoul on Saturday. I’m usually the one who initiates and coordinates our meetings. Actually, I declined because I have been feeling the need for rest, knowing that there is a lot of marking ahead of me plus two events next week, the KOTESOL presentation and business meeting, plus the poems event. Also, I have to prepare more lengthy lectures for the grad class these days. That is enough without a trip to Seoul. In fact, the fellows in Seoul are proposing that I stay for an evening event on Saturday, which would entail staying overnight. I really don’t want to do that.

I rested more today, feeling tired in the sense of wanting to catch up with sleep, though I did not take a nap. Rather, I did very little except the usually views of messages, though I wrote little. I just made a couple of meals and watched TV before getting ready to go to work after lunch, intending to work then get in a workout before dinner and the class tonight.

I have been thinking that working regular day shifts with around five teaching hours Monday to Friday, from nine to six or something like that might be difficult for me. That is what the the Japan job may require. I guess I could get back into the swing of a schedule like that, but I have to say that it is nice having more control over my time, and slots of leisurely time in a basically four-day work week. I actually work five days, and put in around six hours a day with evening work this term, so a morning through afternoon day shift without an evening schedule might work just as well. However, I am sure I would not be able to go shopping or take a nap in the middle of the day, in that situation!

I have been meaning to announce that this blog got 571 views one day last week, and over 350 two days after that. I suppose it is because I have released resumes and job applications on various sites lately.

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