Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kindling away the Misery

I didn't get a job I really wanted (after making it to the campus visit stage) so I read six mystery novels in as many days (thank you Kindle!).  Once I reached six, I no longer had any more books to read by this author (Laura Lippman), as I'd read the rest a year ago dealing with revolution/fellowship stress.  Luckily, she seems to write pretty quickly.

As tempting as it is to do this every week, I realized this week why I do not do this, as I tried to catch up on grading (which comes every day in a language class), planning, and writing my dissertation.  I actually enjoy the latter, but I'm less than motivated to go full force on it without a job giving me a finish deadline. Dancing and snuggling with cats on the other hand seem to be getting more and more time these days.


2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear it, SK. I know your pain.

    Like my family back home has been telling me today, sometimes you just have to put one foot in front of the other. And I can tell you for sure that "full force" varies from day to day, when writing your diss.

    *solidarity*

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  2. Sorry about that! I know how that feels.

    Cats are wonderful anti-despair mechanisms, so cuddle them as much as you need to.

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