I kinda like it here at the university. After being away from one for over a year now, I realise how much I’ve missed the fascinatingly varied talks, the thought-provoking conversations, the dauntingly-large libraries, … the scholarly atmosphere in general.
Being here at Cambridge has given me a lot of time to ponder. Unfortunately, I’ve squandered much of this time obsessing over decisions regarding my future. You see, I have about 6–7 months ’til the completion of my contract in Scandinavia, and people keep asking me what I plan on doing next. The fact that I haven’t a clue sometimes makes me feel like a free spirit, but more often than not, the thought terrifies me. There are so many dimensions and angles to this quandary, it quickly overwhelms me every time I start to think about it. Perhaps things will be clearer when presented in the form of my possibility matrix.
Please please please jump in with any ideas that you have.
|What↓ Where→||Continue in Scandinavia?||Return to the U.S.?||Return to India?||Explore options elsewhere?|
|Rely on nepotism||Nontrivial||Feasible||Feasible||Don’t know anyone|
|Quit life entirely2||Can’t afford||Won’t allow||Feasible||Won’t allow|
As I’ve said before, I really like choice. I hate choosing.
Alongside the table, I’ve also started to catalogue forty-two specific options for the future. As a first for this journal, the page that lists these options is password protected. You need to e-mail me for access if you really want to see it. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it has to be.