29 March 2011

decisions, decisions

Ok, so I'm trying to figure out what I should do for the summer. I'm hoping to work for the Institute of Reading, which is a corporation that offers literacy classes to all age groups over the summer. Teachers for the Institute travel all over their geographical area, teaching 4 or 5 out of 7 days of the week and days off are not necessarily consecutive. Also, my roomie and I are moving all of our stuff into storage of the summer, so we will be signing a new lease in the fall and will have to go through all the paper work and things that go with it.

Now, the question is, do I work in UT or SC?

pros for SC
*close contact with my dissertation chair
*the job ends before school starts
*I'm on location for moving into an apartment and signing and paying and all that jazz
*the beach
*grad friends

cons for SC
*definitely working at least some (possibly all) Sundays
*non-existent dating life


pros for UT
*family
*UT friends
*on location for NASSR conference
*possibility of dating

cons for UT
*ends after school starts--will probably miss the first day of the semester here in SC
*distance from diss chair
*not on location for move in thus:
*will make grueling three day drive and then have to immediately scramble into an apartment and start teaching etc. etc. etc.


side notes: sounds like Institute for Reading really eats up time, so I will not have tons of it for dating or dissertation. But it is really good money.

5 comments:

Tangerine said...

Just thought I'd mention that my word verification for this comment is "Flang," which reminds me of all the Welsh classes we took together back in the day. I think it must be a sign...

I vote... UTAH!

Emily and Cory said...

They both sound like good choices but I would have to vote for Utah. Now is the time for adventure and everything will work itself out I'm sure. I once moved 7 times in one year (once internationally) and I don't remember any of the craziness I'm sure that caused but I definitely remember all the fun times I had! Good luck with your decision, I'm sure it will be awesome either way!

smason said...

Have you decided what to do this summer? (I can't tell when you posted--no date could mean today, but then the post is positioned between two posts in March)

Marianne said...

Pros for Utah: ME!!!

Get on out here!

Tammy said...

Anna, I think I thought about working for these people a few years ago. I'd love to hear how it goes. Of course, you probably know my vote but maybe you have already decided...so I will hold my persuasive abilities (ha) in check. I'd love to chat sometime, girl.