Ok, y’all. After the sad sack post I did this morning, I really hadn’t thought I’d have anything that would brighten my day enough to post again today. I mean, I had to give a big lecture about Expectations related to what I described in that post, a lecture that involved a caveat about how professors are people who have other things to do than to wait for student emails to arrive and who also, ultimately, don’t really care if students screw up at the last minute when they’ve been given the tools to succeed (though I did soften it at the end and do a whole “looking forward” thing after that), and then I taught two more classes (one of which actually rocked in the way that a class only rocks if you’re super into the text you’re teaching and yet you’re not totally invested in it), and then I met with a student, and blah blah blah. There’s no new post in any of that, you’ve got to admit. Or not one that warrants the above title.
But remember THIS?
Well, so, I applied for it. AND THEY PICKED ME!!!!!!!. MEEEEEEE!!!!! THE CHOSEN ONE!!!!!! (Well, the chosen 1 of 14, but I feel like that’s splitting hairs). I “prevailed in a keen competition,” as it were, to BE SELECTED!!!!!!
I am SO STOKED! (Though also, now that it’s happened, kind of a little freaked out. Because, dude, I’m a big fish in a teensy weensy pond in 99 percent of my academic life, not because I’m an actual big fish but rather because the other fishes are so small. Like I’m the giant carp in a man-made pond populated mostly by minnows. And now I’m going to be swimming in an actual LAKE with comparable and bigger-than-me fishes. But I’m going to choose not to focus on that part of things, at least for the time being.) I’M SO STOKED!!!!!!
Ok, I have to go bask in my awesomeness now. I have to revel, at least for the immediate future, until I start freaking out in earnest.