Happy New Year!
As of this month I am teaching five online writing and business communication courses for Axia College of University of Phoenix and will continue to do so on an ongoing basis for the foreseeable future. Also, after completing my first semester at DeVry University in Bakersfield (during which I taught an English class and a management class), I am now preparing to start two English classes and a different management course on January 7.
Later that week, on January 12, I will be teaching a consumer buying behavior class for UC Santa Barbara Extension for five consecutive Saturdays. I am also going to be teaching a principles of marketing course for International American University, a new school based in Palmdale that is focused on the international student market (all of my students will be from Korea).
I will be working — and driving — a great deal in the coming weeks, but for the first time in my life I am excited and invigorated by these opportunities. Things seem to be clicking and things seem to be happening — an experience I have not had since I was in college.
I am also a bit nervous — which is actually a good thing, because it means I want to do a good job and that I care about these teaching positions. I haven’t really felt nervous about wanting to do well at a job for approximately 8 years! So, I must be onto something!
More to come soon…