Checking those rosters, waiting to hear if I have a job even after working dozens of hours on syllabi and first week materials… I knew this when I took the job. I wanted part time. I agree the full time teachers should be full time.
It’s just very anxiety producing right now not knowing–paycheck or no paycheck. If a paycheck, how much, how many classes will I teach?
I was full time for decades. I don’t want that anymore; I am just suffering from AA, Adjunct Anxiety.
If I don’t end up teaching, I will have much more time for reading, writing, publishing, cleaning, cooking, etc. Pursue volunteering for causes I believe in. (I am already doing that, but could be more involved.)
I am just not ready for that yet. I went from 70- 100 hours a week of work to part-time, and that’s taking getting used to. Yes, 70- 100 hours a week many weeks. Ask an English teacher.
Plus there is the issue of a paycheck. I am just not ready to say good-bye to that paycheck yet.
I’m not aging gracefully, I can see.
Thanks for reading.