Scholarly Urges

I’m being an absolute dork, but bear with me.

My scholarly urges are working. I like libraries. I like books. I love my fields.

When I am thirty, I will have a Ph.D. I will have lived and studied in multiple countries. I will be multi-lingual. I will have either been published, or be in the process of publishing. I will have a reasonable voice with which to speak my mission.

I have full confidence in my ability to reach that goal, and so the process is down to a continual decision to remain on path. If I remain on that path, I will experience no unsurmountable obstacles.

My scholarly urges are working because I can view that vague future-framework and get giddy-bouncy about my life. How great is it to be able to realistically and pragmatically get giddy-bouncy over eventually turning thirty?

Yes, dear, you are being a dork. . . and I am insanely jealous of you right now.

Posted by Kristin @ 09/07/2004 10:22 PM CST

but, see, in a few years I’ll be smack dab in the middle of my quarterlife crisis, and we’ll be even.

Posted by Lor @ 09/07/2004 10:58 PM CST

Are you saying that I am having a quarterlife crisis?

Posted by Kristin @ 09/08/2004 10:36 AM CST

Yes.

An old friend’s sister wrote this book about it. Mediocre book, but a good intro discussion into the phenomenon that people have known about for ages and haven’t actually researched. My mom had hers, and it was the Big Life Turning Point, so I’ve grown up expecting and preparing for the twentysomething curse.

Anyway, it’s this:
You go to college, get your degree, maybe get a job or just stick with your old campus job… flounder and wonder “Okay, now what?” within that inbetween of college and career/family. Questions of, do I get married? if I get married, then to whom? Do I get a job? okay, HOW? Do I go back to graduate school? How do I pay for it, what should I study?

Yes, dearie, you’re a classic QLC case.

Posted by Lor @ 09/08/2004 06:08 PM CST

OH, also. expression of annoyance: another old friend borrowed the book three years ago, and I haven’t seen it since! argh! I’d like to have it for sentimental reasons, at least.

Posted by Lor @ 09/08/2004 06:09 PM CST

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