Well, I’m back from my Extended Vacation™ and am posting once more — as is probably obvious by my earlier conglomeration of several book reviews. I have some pretty exciting ideas for this blog in the near future… but to see if I can carry them out is going to be an entirely different thing. It seems like I have lots of good ideas — exciting ones, even!! — for this blog, but time usually gets in the way. Ah, such is the life of a grad student who blogs as a hobby.
I just noticed that how many followers I have now — not a huge number, but definitely more than I ever anticipated having!! So I wanted to shout out and say thank you to all of y’all who have been following and reading my (erratic) posts. I’ll try to be more regular in posting book reviews and Top 10 Tuesday posts, etc., and I may even trying to get back into my Throwback Thursday idea from last year, but no promises.
In other news: I can’t believe it’s almost the end of June. My Extended Vacation™ went from 20 May until 3 June, thus interrupting summer 1’s class (Rural Social Work — it would’ve been [very] applicable to me, but thankfully summer 2’s courses sound even more interesting!!). Starting on 7 July (a week from this coming Monday), I’ll be taking two classes during the last 6 weeks of summer — “Assessment & the DSM” and “Emotional Disturbances in Children & Youth.”
I am very excited about both of these courses, although dreading them a little — the excitement is because they’re both very much down my alley (I am very interested in the mental health aspect of social work), but the dread comes from the fact that they’re both online classes, both in 6 weeks… basically, I am mentally preparing myself for 6 weeks of torture if that’s what it takes to get through. Hopefully it won’t be that bad, of course!! — but since they’re advanced year courses, I’m not sure how much more difficult they will be than last summer’s courses. Probably significantly so, but I’m honestly not sure how different they can be from summer 2013’s courses… there’s only so many different avenues through which you can teach classes online. Readings, posts on Blackboard, papers to write, videos to watch, and WebEx “classes” to attend.
Good thoughts/prayers would be welcomed as I begin the trek into the wild world of summer classes. Many thanks to those of you who kept me in your thoughts/prayers about the Extended Vacation™ (it was The Thing that I had to do for health reasons, and it actually worked out!!).
And again, thank you for reading, following, and (hopefully!!) enjoying what you have read on this blog thus far. If you have suggestions as to what you want to see on here in terms of anything to do with books, book reviews, author involvement, etc. — please feel free to comment!!