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Reflecting


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hi guys! How y'all doing this fine evening?

Tomorrow is my birthday and I've spent today reflecting on the past. (I also treated myself to a spur of the moment ticket to see Luke Bryan in concert this past Friday, which meant buying a nearly-affordable seat right at the stage twenty minutes before the show started. He touched my hand, tehehe! Yay birthdays!)

This is where things stand in my life. I'm eating well and trying to exercise, though I'm definitely flabbier than I was six months ago. I have a meeting with a career counselor tomorrow to try to decide whether / when / how I should drop out of grad school, and a meeting on Tuesday with a surgeon to see whether my lanced-and-draining thingy-ma-bob is just being slow to heal or if I need another procedure.

What I want is to get back to this point:
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I think I can do it. No, I know I can do it! I just need to get this stupid sitting-too-much injury to heal so I can start exercising again, and then I need to devote my time and energy to figuring out what I want to do next. My passion for science has been overtaken by the urge to have a balanced life. As long as I can find a job Doing Science I'll be happy, and then I'll have the resources and time to focus on the other things that I want in my life - finding a guy, spending time with friends, eating good food, working out, going to concerts, traveling for fun, etc. I'm glad I took the risk and tried for my PhD but at this point in my life it just ain't for me!

Here's to getting my Spark back. emoticon
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HPSANDDOLLAR 2/11/2013 2:32AM

  Happy Birthday.

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BROCOLIJOLI 2/10/2013 11:30PM

    Happy Birthday and good luck with your meeting!

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GINAV2 2/10/2013 10:59PM

    Ha! On a related note, I don't put any stock in horoscopes but every now and then I amuse myself by reading them. This is what came up for me for tomorrow (remember, I'm going to talk to a career counselor and all):

"This can be a strong day for making inner changes as your values and interests are evolving, dear Aquarius. You can very successfully employ strategy and draw up plans for achieving your goals. Any research you do now is more likely to be thorough, and if so, it will lead you to the best choices. Eliminating things - clutter or simply excess stuff - can be purging. You are more able to see what needs to go."

Too fitting, lol!

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GIANTMICROBE 2/10/2013 7:41PM

    First of all HAPPY HAPPY birthday!

I already said on your main page about how I'd like very much to hear about your experience getting your M.S. I couldn't help but notice the part where you say " My passion for science has been overtaken by the urge to have a balanced life. As long as I can find a job Doing Science I'll be happy, and then I'll have the resources and time to focus on the other things that I want in my life - finding a guy, spending time with friends, eating good food, working out, going to concerts, traveling for fun, etc".

That sort of hit me because I realize at this point I want almost none of those things... I don't want to spend time with my boyfriend. I have no friends here, and no life. Currently I have pretty much just the kind of job you are talking about- I have tons of free time to do anything I want, but since I have no life, all I really do is spend the free time wishing I had something meaningful to occupy it. Like school.

If you want to move to Baltimore, you can work at BD with me, LOL. I can't deny it's a great place to work even if I don't want to stay forever.

Best of luck with your meeting tomorrow!

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CTURCOTTE 2/10/2013 7:33PM

    Awsome Happy Birthday, Mine is today! And Luke Bryan what a way to score tickets! I like his music to. Things will work out. You have a great head on your shoulders from the sound of it and determination. That goes along way! emoticon

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