November 10, 2007

it's alive!

Yes I'm still alive. Hi all. The last couple of months have been pretty huge... no chance of letting you in on all the goings on but here's a summary:

- Was starting to really hit the wall at Ngukurr and feeling burned out. Felt the need to think seriously about medium to long-term plans
- In the middle of that was a mammoth trip to the Indigenous languages Conference in Adelaide. Three of the guys I work with at Ngukurr came along. It was exhausting but great. We did a presentation that went very well (including a few tears and a choked up presenter... hmmm... that would be me!)
- Then i turned 30!!
- then i had a month off while my mami SN helped out with things at the Ngukurr Language Centre. Thanks mami. (You can read some of her stories on 'Finding A Voice' - click the link to the right)
- I went to Dublin to visit my sister for two weeks. Hi sis!
- Then came back to Katherine to find a tricky situation at work whereby I felt obligated to temporarily take on the Coordinator position at the Katherine Language Centre. And I'm still here! It's a huge job that I only started a week ago and I'm trying very hard not to get too overwhelmed and wrought with anxiety.
- But things are still plugging along at Ngukurr. We have a contigency plan in place and I'm off there tomorrow for a couple of days.

So wish me luck with all these goings on.

And we're advertising for the Coordinator position at the Katherine Language Centre. If anyone's interested (or if anyone's interested in doing some work at Ngukurr too), send me an email: munanga at bigpond dot com

Mah, Jaldu na.


jangari said...

I'm glad you're still around Gagu, I was wondering where you were! But of course, SN was running things at Ngukurr straight after ILC/ALS, so that makes sense.

Good luck filling the coordinator position! Is it weird that you'll be interviewing people to be your boss?

Catalin said...

Good for you, Wamut, for stepping in. I think you'll do a great job. You've got the head and the heart for it, and you know what needs to be done in the role.

And hey, congratulations on turning 30! And how was Ireland? etc. etc.
Glad to see you blogging again.

Emmie said...

Hi to you too!
I miss you in Dublin with all your "flash" comments and your flat cap!

bulbul said...

Nice to hear from you again, wamut :)
And congratz on both the 30th birthday and the election news :P

Sophie said...

Nomo 'jaldu -na' yu gada kip goin splaininbat ebrijing la melabat. Yu raidim dan main boi- ola wekwan stori, ngi?
Mela longwei dumaji


zebragirl said...

Hey Wamut,
I know you'll do a great job at the centre. I turned 30 too! How's that fellow Sag. My party was awesome but would\ve been better if you mob were there. Hooch texted me and said you danced to Womack and Womack - so did we! I held the party at a local drinking spot opposite our house in Kumbosigo and got to make my own CD's and my friend did the DJ'ing. See my email re: From Little Things Big Things Grow. :)
I am spreading the word about Aboriginal languages, people etc.
Footsteps on the dancefloor remind me Baby of you... ooooh ohoooo ohh