I have been a little sad and depressed lately. I am struggling to motivate myself to grade my student’s papers. I also have an erratic sleeping schedule, which is not recommended by my neurologist. I have a few theories about why this could be happening.
My quest for full-time employment is going nowhere. The best progress that I have made is a couple of telephone interviews. I have no problems finding work as an adjunct professor. I am wondering if I am ever destined to have a full-time job or if I should give up the quest. I have focused on the current city that I live in, since moving to between states and other cities is unpleasant. Maybe the simple solution is to expand my job search.
Timing is sometimes an issue. Right now, I can’t afford to live without a financial safety net. The classes that I teach have fulfilled that purpose. However, once I sign a contract to teach the classes it is unprofessional to break the contract. I need my former employers to give me a glowing recommendation for my new job.
The sun is setting ridiculously early now, which can also affect my mood. I sometimes teach in late afternoons and evenings, and going to work when the sun is already setting is a little difficult to get used to.
A simple solution that I am trying is to go to events and attempt to meet new people. I will let you know if it works. If you have a suggestion or recommendation, do not hesitate to let me know in the comment section below.