Two tasks have the same deadline this week, one professional, one personal.
I volunteered to do a five-minute talk to my colleagues in a peer-to-peer, teacher-initiated professional development session this Thursday. The topic is of my choosing, but should be centered on what excites me as an educator, something I'm passionate about.
I have considered several ideas for my talk, and can't seem to settle on one. It was suggested that we provide slides, too--twenty slides, timed at 15 seconds apiece so that the talk is metered and kept within the time limit. Because I haven't chosen a topic yet, I haven't started on the slides.
At home, I have a Groupon deadline for a Shutterfly photo book. I purchased it months ago, with the idea that I would work on it over spring break. Instead, I forgot about it until this past Friday, when I realized the coupon expires this Thursday.
I spent all day Friday going through three thousand pictures from our trip to Japan, and chose almost seven hundred of them to upload. Every day since, I've spent two to three hours working on placing photos in the online scrapbook.
Two major projects due by Thursday; will I finish either one?