The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

You may have noticed a certain lack of recent updates to this blog; there’s a simple reason for that: namely, I write best when I have something to which to react. At present, however, there is honestly very, very little going on in my life. My recent triumphs in grad school and in Strasbourg have been followed-up by…essentially nothing.

I’m living with my parents at present; it’s certainly not a situation that I find favourable, but I’m afraid it was unavoidable. I had to give up my apartment in order to go to Strasbourg, and I had no job or course of study waiting for me upon my return. As a result, here I sit: a decorated, twenty-six year old Master of Science alone and unemployed in her parents’ house with no place to go and nothing to do other than the thankless task of job hunting. Blegh.

I know, of course, what I want to do in the longer term. My heart is now set on a Ph.D, but unfortunately, I didn’t come to that conclusion until it was too late to register for one. Hopefully, I’ll able to find some sort of employment within the next few weeks just so that I can have some structure or spending-money, but at present I am just very, very bored.

 

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About thevenerablecorvex

I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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4 Responses to The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  1. zinemin says:

    PhD in physics? What subfield are you thinking about?

  2. Erin Cotton says:

    One, that sounds like an awesome plan, two, the long dark tea-time of the soul is one of the better blog titles I’ve yet seen. Also, any chance of you coming to Victoria anytime soon?

    • “the long dark tea-time of the soul is one of the better blog titles I’ve yet seen”

      Thanks. I wish I could take credit for it, but I borrowed it from Douglas Adams: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Dark_Tea-Time_of_the_Soul). It’s nevertheless an accurate description of my present mood.

      “Also, any chance of you coming to Victoria anytime soon?”

      I will be there for my friend’s wedding at the end of October. I wish I could be there right now, but I have nowhere to stay and no source of income so for now it’s a lot more feasible to just stay at my parents’ house.

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