I’ve spent most of the weekend catching up on all sorts of things, but especially reading for school. So far, I’m enjoying both of my classes. I’ve spent today reading a bunch of stuff for my management class – something that I’ve been finding it difficult to make myself sit down and do. I also keep putting off participating in the class discussions for as long as possible. While reading through many of the students’ comments this weekend (and thinking about what I wanted to add), I realized that I am finding this management class very difficult – not difficult in terms of work, but difficult personally – even painful. Library management is not something that I am just studying, but am also living. Given that I manage a department with one part-time employee, everything that we are studying has real and immediate implications. I’m also very sensitive to the fact that management is not a skill that I have truly mastered. I want to be better at it, and I want to learn – but it isn’t easy. So, I think that I am reminded of my own deficiencies with every reading and with every discussion question. This class itself is great. I think that I will learn a great deal. However, I kind of can’t wait until it is over. Scary!!!!
Sunday Evening Reflections