Wow! A lot has happened since December! Let's see. Where to begin?
I guess starting a PhD program is a pretty big deal. It's been over 10 years since I was the student, so I've had to spend some time focusing on overcoming some pretty bad habits and learning some new ones. I'll have to provide an update on my rocky path.
Oh, and I made the leap and finally decided to self-publish my first book. It's incredibly short and was actually completed last year. I was shopping around for publishers when someone asked me, "Why don't you just self-publish?" And I was like, "I really don't know!" The result? It's now available on Amazon! I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. Excited because I finally did it. Nervous because I finally did it. I'll have to provide an update on the writing and publishing process and what I learned in a future article.
Did I mention my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary also? Guess I need to also write some articles about marriage and how to not suck at it. Well, at least not suck at it some of the time.
And let's not forget about family drama. I guess no family is immune, right? Yes, I'll have to sprinkle a bit of that back into the blog as well. Handling family conflict. That should be exciting.
Most importantly, I'm still teaching. I'm still loving it. And I've decided to compile 13 years' worth of student evaluations to review so I can pick out the golden nuggets of student complaints and praises and write about them. The Salty Professor will make her debut soon and provide some responses.
So as you can see, I have been a busy bee, so something had to give. I just didn't realize that something was going to be my blog and it would be an entire half a year before I got back into the seat. So, as close in on the end of month 5 of 2017, I think I'm finally getting my shit back together. Guess we'll find out won't we?
Jennifer Furlong has 25 years’ experience in the communication field and teaches communication and public speaking courses in the Savannah area. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She currently resides in Richmond Hill, Ga. with her family of canines, felines, and humans. Let's be social! Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter. Just look for Professor SpeechLady. See you in cyberspace.
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