Busy, Busy, Busy

On Monday, I wrote about how my date scheduled for Saturday never happened and how we had rescheduled for Sunday. Then, when Sunday came along, I couldn’t get in touch with him and did not hear anything from him. I finally got an answer to my texts. He was sick and had to go to the hospital. He is OK now, but he did not have his phone and could not contact me. I’m not sure when we will reschedule, but he still wants to get together. I’m so busy packing and work that I’m not sure when we would be able to get together. I can probably make the time. Lord knows I need a break from packing, but a lot is going on at the moment.

Life is so busy right now. Packing up my apartment is coming along, but not as fast as I would like it to be. It seems like the more I pack, the more things I find that I either need to pack or get rid of. I don’t think anyone who moves realizes just how much stuff they have accumulated over the years. My current apartment is quite large, so I had added to my possessions to furnish the apartment. All of that needs to be packed up and ready for the movers to take to the new apartment. It’s a little overwhelming at times, so I am working through Friday and then taking two weeks off to get packed, moved, and unpacked.

I am completely bogged down at work and doing my best to keep up. I went from not having anything to do at work to being so busy that I barely have time for lunch. I have classes that I need to prepare for and teach, public programs to organize, plus work on two different committees. One of the committees is more work than I ever expected. They are depending on me for an oral history portion of this initiative we are dealing with in the committee. I won’t have to do the oral histories interviews myself, but I will be training others on how to conduct oral histories, including writing guidelines and procedures. The other committee is a university advisory committee. I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into with that committee, but our first meeting is on Thursday.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

2 responses to “Busy, Busy, Busy

  • Sixpence Notthewiser

    Oh nooo!
    Moving is a process I really don’t want to go through. And you are right, one never realizes how much stuff one has accumulated until moving day comes. And are you guys back on campus? That would make things worse. Why didn’t you try and schedule the move for the Summer? That’s what I’ve always done because Summer semester is shorter and there’s no committees or meetings to go to.
    Good luck!


    • Joe

      I scheduled it as soon as I could because I want to get out of my current apartment and away from my landlords who are not very nice people. Plus, my lease ends on May 31, but I had the option to end the lease sooner, so I am. We’ve been back on campus all school year. The spring semester will end April 27.

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