Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm available

No. Not in that way. Stop looking at me like that.

As of eleven days ago, I no longer have a job. Oh wait, I do, but only until August. Then I will be most assuredly available (unless I want to move to North Carolina.) (Which I most assuredly do not.)

Everything but my wallet says I should not go there - that I should stay here and try to make my way, somehow. Any which way.

And y'all know what? I have no idea how to do that.

For starters, I don't think I want to teach anymore. I have been beyond burned out for a long time. People (almost everyone I know) say I should finish my doctorate. Ha! Those people think "getting my doctorate" is something as simple as running out for a jar of peanut butter. (IT"S TOTALLY NOT! IT'S A COMPLETE PAIN IN THE ASS!)

So what should Nina do? (She is open to suggestions.) (But maybe hold off on telling her to get her doctorate.)


sybil law said...

Follow your heart.
I know it's lame, but it's all I've got!!

Woodrow said...

Find you a sugar daddy and mooch.

Finn said...

Well, you've got until August, don't you? That's enough time to figure it out.

Do you want to write? Lord knows you're in a good place if you want to do that. And then there are book publishers and magazines. An embarassment of riches for one like me. But you may not be like me.

Money is not a good reason to leave someplace you want to be. Figure out what you really want to do and work toward it, even if you have to work at Starbucks for a while.

Or find a sugar daddy and mooch.

Claire said...

I'm the in middle of writing up my doctoral thesis....it's hell. Only do it if you know you will use it, or alternately, if you are really interested in it. Go do something you enjoy, bookshop, coffee shop, perhaps something not traditionally "academic". It's too easy to become institutionalised!

Jane Gassner said...

I'm probably not a good person to ask, seeing as I'm ABD and all. The people I know who made it past that point to the hood and the grand and glorious PhD all managed to make the diss a job, tiresome but necessary. If you can look at your diss as sort of the production line at Ford, I say 'go for it.' If you can't, bag it. Why would you want to finish anyway, if you're burnt out on teaching? What, then, is the point? Oh, I get it--the point is that people who have never been on that particular wheel called Graduate School think it's cool. And besides, what could be so hard--you're only reading stuff, ya know?!

Avitable said...

Want to live in my guestroom? I need a personal assistant. Clothing optional.

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