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:
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.