The Crushing Weight of Too Many Committments

Things going on:

8 credits of Graduate coursework requiring about 45 pages of writing and 2000 pages of reading over the next 8 weeks.

Teaching, Rehearsing for Brody (2 nights a week).

Performing and Rehearsing with “The Feast”.

Rehearsing weekly with 2 other friends for a new project.

My grad assisting for a class on Global Environmental Change (about 20 hours a week).

Trying to complete revisions on my Thesis proposal to my advisor’s satisfaction by the end of the term.

Completing the Human Subjects Review packets for my ethnographic field study of improv audiences for the fall.

Polishing a proposal for Intel for an anthropological study of online daters.

Teaching improv to ‘at-risk’ middle schoolers once a week.

The good news in all of this is that this is my last term of coursework for my M.A. in the Anthropology of Improv Theater.  After my field study in the fall, I’ll write and defend my thesis, and hopefully I’ll pull it off and get this damn degree finished.  Then I can get a job where I won’t have to do any homework.  Oh, how lovely that will be again.

Published by bradfortier

Educator, Anthropologist, Entertainer who lives in Portland Oregon.

2 thoughts on “The Crushing Weight of Too Many Committments

    1. The feeling’s mutual miss ‘moving to Chicago’. I’m sorry I can’t make your art show. I’m even more sorry that I don’t have the time to come and see you before you go. Just one more thing that makes me resentful towards grad school. Grrrr.


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