Slogging through the cruelest month

I don’t know how it is for you, but April always kicks my butt. This year was no exception. It’s a busy time of year on our campus, with returning alumni, student events galore, open forums for high-level candidates, and loads of Earth Day/environmental/sustainability projects and events. Plus, every April our campus hosts the University of Missouri Board of Curators, so there’s another two or three days of meetings and activities to carve out of the month. Add to all of this the strategic planning work happening on our campus right now, and you’ve got a perfect storm of busyness.

I tell you all of this not to complain about how busy April is for me (OK, maybe I do just a little), but to offer an explanation about why I haven’t been blogging much lately.

(This is not the first time I’ve made excuses for my blogslackery. It seems the guilt weighs heavily upon me if I avoid the blog for more than a week or so, and then I have to write a post explaining myself.)

But the end of April is now in my sights. And once it passes, I’m going to hit the blog again. Hard. I’ve got a few ideas jotted down with more to come soon. In the meantime, please check out some great posts by any of the more prolific higher ed bloggers featured in the blogroll.

See you in May (or maybe even before, but probably not).

P.S. – That “cruelest month” reference in the headline? It’s from the opening of T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland.” But you remembered that from freshman English lit, right?

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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