This post is not at its usual 6 am time because I’m just waking up and lately I’ve been writing my posts in the morning instead of the night before. I had a bit of a rough day yesterday. I was in meetings or workshops nearly all day, and the news I got from some of those meetings were not good. I have been doing an extra project at work, which has taken up a lot of my time and had been led to believe that if we got a certain grant, I’d receive extra compensation for this work. However, come to find out, because I’m not faculty who works on a 9-month contract (I’m technically non-teaching faculty and considered a 12-month employee) that I can not receive extra compensation. Teaching faculty on a 9-month contract have 3 months in which they can earn extra money, such as when they are paid a supplemental salary for teaching a summer class. I’m so deeply involved in the project and one of the lead people, so I can’t just say, “If I’m not receiving additional compensation for all of this extra work, I won’t continue to do it.” It’s just annoying.

Anyway, the other thing is that I barely had time to eat lunch yesterday (at least I think that was the problem) and my blood sugar dropped suddenly. I was standing in a coworker’s office talking when suddenly like everything just drained out of me, and I nearly fell over. Luckily I was standing against the wall and caught myself. I sat down in a nearby chair, but I broke out in a cold sweat and was shaking. I eventually got up on wobbly legs and went to my office. I got some sugar in me, but it wasn’t really helping. I also developed a bad headache.  Finally, I felt well enough to drive home, so I left work early. I was still feeling bad when I went to bed last night, though my glucose levels had gone back to normal.

Thankfully, I’m working from home today, so I can somewhat take it easy, even though I have quite a bit to do.

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

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