Day 256 - Convocation
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Here is the definition of convocation according to Google: "a formal ceremony at a college or university, as for the conferring of awards."
When I was in college (back before the Internet and automobiles), the fall convocation was a gathering of faculty, staff, and students to get ready for the beginning of a new school year. At Woodland Community College (our parent college), the fall convocation is a meeting of faculty and staff, but no students. I knew that the students wouldn't be there, but it does change the dynamic of the gathering when it is just staff. Still, I enjoyed it. I was introduced and recognized for being a strong addition to our campus, and I was able to participate successfully in a couple of the breakout sessions.
It was a long day (starting with meeting at the campus parking lot at 6am to make the drive to Woodland) and I got home just after 6pm tonight. We've had dinner and now I'm ready for bed. I went over my calories for the day (I would have been fine if I'd had time to do my full exercise routine this morning), but no regrets.
It was a great day. And tomorrow will be another one.
Good night, friends, and thank you so much for all the support and confidence you've shown me during my job search and transition. You do so much for my self-esteem, and I am so very grateful.