Seasons greetings and all that, and see you all next year
I finally managed to remember my password for the blog and since the thesis draft is now in with supervisor for final review (please dear god let there be no substantive changes required) and the article is complete, I’m on the wind down for holidays.
I’m also bouncing off the walls already since it feels so strange not to have deadline after deadline to meet. This has led to some mad cleaning frenzies in an attempt to stave off the feelings of what the hell do I do now. Fortunately Christmas has intervened with the opportunity to hit the fun button for a few weeks, assuming I still remember what it is to have fun and relax. I’ll also be attempting to figure out what I want to do next, as the need to return to some form of full time employment next year is looming large.
Unless something goes boom, which I really hope it doesn’t, I don’t plan on blogging again until next year.
In the meantime, I just wanted to thank you all for reading my blog and for your comments and emails. I’m so glad to hear from some of you that you like the blog. When I started, I never really imagined it would amount to much. It was more a way to amuse myself and be able to express an opinion on things, which was something I hadn’t been able to do for a long time courtesy of my former work.
It’s been a really hard long slog over the past two years, and being the type of girl who could talk under water, I’ve found it incredibly isolating. Starting this blog and getting on twitter has been one of the best things I’ve done. Not only have I learned so much from all you, but it has also staved off those feelings of being locked away from the world. I’ve had the good fortune to interact with some truly remarkable people, some of whom I’m proud to now call my friends. So, thank you. very much. You’ve made a tough time a lot easier and challenged me to do better. I’m really grateful for that. And I wish all of you and your families a happy and safe holiday season and a wonderful 2011. Cheers.