Wednesday, December the 19th, 2007

now makes you weary.

I’m disappointed to report that the group funding my Cambridge gig has decided to pull their support, leaving me a “freshly”-minted doctor without a job. (Is there any other kind?) It’s not so much the science I am going to miss, as I am the opportunities to travel and meet new people.

As I’d expected, even prior to the arrival of this news, my mom had noticed my generally mopey behaviour and talked to me about it; repeatedly. After arguing about it for a while, I eventually said something along the lines of “I’ll start moping less when happier things transpire around me.”

Thankfully, my cheerless demeanour has little to fear from this incident.

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4 Responses to “What sustained you”

  1. anita says:

    i’m sure something else will come along…and you never know, maybe it’s for the best.

    anyway, whenever other people point out that i am mopey, i tend to want to mope around even more.

  2. pUl| says:

    Something always comes along. They’re the unlucky ones who missed the opportunity to work with you.

  3. pundit says:

    anita: Maybe it will work out to be, I don’t know.

    And, I respond quite differently to being called on my moping. I tend to (get a little defensive and) try to rationalise how I feel, hoping that way the other person gets why I am feeling low… and leaves me alone.

  4. pundit says:

    pUl|: Thanks, and something else ought to. I am slowly beginning to work on that.

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