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More tired than usual

This last week, from Sunday early AM to late Friday night, was spent off at a retreat organized by my MBA grad school. It was exhausting, enlightening, emotional and informative. Classes ran from 8:30 to 8:00, with breaks and with meals provided, in the very fancy Salish Lodge.

This was both the launch of the hardcore Business Admin set of courses and the wrapup and commencement of the Leadership training part. Since ELP had spent so much energy on personal reflection and transformation, and since seven people from my cohort are not continuing on with the MBA portion, this was a pretty emotional and somewhat sad occasion. We all know the chances are slim of spending much time with these people in the future. And yet the pressures of the new classes sweep us along.

The other thing that happened last week is that Seattle U has posted another job opening that I'm interested in. While the pay isn't enough to allow Mike to just stay home and slack, this would cover medical insurance and would be able to adjust to my continuing schedule needs for grad school. I've already pulled aside and spoken to all the folks I know that already work there, and while none of them are in that department, they've said they'll do what they can. So hope runs high.

I meant to drive over to Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon today, but I was just too wiped. Tomorrow for sure. One weird, almost uncomfortable, part about this is that I'm not really sure what I'm going to do once I get there. I do remember loving going to conventions before I started working them, but now I can hardly recall how I spent my time. The Foglio's haven't asked for help this year, and all the folks I know are going to be behind table working, so there's not going to be much of a chance to hang out.

Anyone else run into this?


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Apr. 5th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, I too have forgotten what going to a con just for the fun of it is like. It's rather distressing.
Apr. 5th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
I've been to cons where I knew no one. I talked to everybody, and had a great time.

Apr. 5th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
I understand. I hardly know what to do with myself at a convention if I'm not sitting behind a table promoting a bid or convention. It's where people expect to find me as my base of operations. Even when I'm doing game shows like at Norwescon, I've told people to find me at the San Jose in 2011 Westercon bid table.
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Salish Lodge!! Twin Peakery!

I'm a protege, I don't know how to attend any events without finding something to do. I mean, I clean up after wedding receptions and stuff.
Apr. 6th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Heh, heh. I *love* going to cons where I don't have to work. Let's see... so far I've done 2 IsherCons like that, stopped in at a 'Clave (it was good!), and we'll be attending Berzerker this year. My fun & relaxation, and looking after my sweetie's fun & relaxation, are top priorities. Cooking for dozens? Hell, no. Cleaning up after dozens? No way. Organizing anything for anyone other than the two of us? No no no.

C'mon Alice, I know you... within 20 minutes you'll either have gotten sucked into working for someone, or you'll have more dinner invites than you know what to do with! People gravitate to you, like moons orbiting a planet. You'll have a great time. And hey, good luck with that job stuff... we'll be pulling for you! xoxo
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