“Just Another Manic Monday”

Posted on December 7, 2009

Last week, I was (ever so gently) reminded that I hadn’t blogged in a few weeks. More than that, I was told to “pick a day” and have that be my regularly scheduled blogging day. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my viewpoints with the world (though I am rather private) or that I don’t enjoy researching interesting topics to blog about (it can be a great procrastination tool), but it can be difficult to add on this task to my daily laundry list of things to get done at work. I’ve been working at Areyvut for nearly 2 years (as I was also reminded last week) and my family still has no clue what I do on a daily basis. I’ll say this, there is literally never a dull moment and there is certainly no “typical day” (potential interns, if you are reading this, please don’t ask me this question it makes me queasy).

A typical (or atypical day, as the case may be) has me take on the following:

  • Register families who are attending the Uncle Moishy Concert on Jan. 1st. Though this is just one line worth of my day, it should be noted that I have had to stop and start writing this blog twice in the last 10 minutes to update the attendance list for the concert.
  • Calendar content management – I am not going to pretend that I came up with the idea for Areyvut’s “A Kindness a Day” Calendar. I’m also not going to pretend that I came up with the content, after all, I’d like to keep my day job. However, I have taken on the challenge of updating it for out “green” version of the calendar which is set to start Tweeting, sent out via email and posted on the Areyvut website on Jan. 1st. The one small snag is that the content actually needs to be completed otherwise inboxes, Tweets and for the matter, the Areyvut website will be slightly more empty.
  • Organizational outreach for Bnai Mitzvah student – There is one student in particular that I am working with right now. The amount of time I spend playing phone tag with representatives from organizations is truly incredible. The good news is, it has sharpened my recall skills as I have since memorized the phone numbers and extensions of the representatives I am in contact with.
  • Website management – (I can almost hear my friends giggling.) Yes, I am computer illiterate and yet somehow I was put in charge (at least for the most part) of updating the Areyvut website. This task has definitely gotten simpler over the past year when I first encountered our web guru, Seth. Yet, somehow this week I am waiting for something major to go wrong…probably because Seth is on vacation and the website only fixes itself when he is around.

Much as I would love to go on and continue to share about my day, I’d just like to note that everything noted above occurred before 12:52pm, the real time of my typing right at this moment. So, in the great words of Madonna I will end with “It’s just another manic Monday, I wish it was Sunday”…lucky me, I only have 6 more days to go!

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