Saturday, October 09, 2010

is so completely stuck

My life has been reduced to a series of Facebook status updates.
  • Editorgirl is having an "I hate numbers" kind of day.
  • New personal rule: no talking to engineers in elevators.
  • GRE word of the day: Help.
  • deciding just how nice I'm going to be today.
With the exception of the GRE, they're all about work. I've been overwhelmed lately, and nothing seems to work. I even tried to run away to Utah for a weekend--which was lovely--but I seem to be stuck in a land of numbers and policy and things that in my head really don't matter. Even though I know they do.

I keep trying to figure out what I'm doing, why I'm doing this job. I thought I was going to be writing or editing or teaching or something having to do with degrees in writing, editing, and reading. Instead I'm going line by line through expense reports, pounding the hell out of my 10-keypad.

I tell myself it's temporary. Actually, I tell everyone it's temporary. Nine months and I'll have masters degree number two, and maybe a spot at a PhD program. If that PhD doesn't happen this year, I'm going to start looking internally for a position that fits me better.

Does this sound like I'm not grateful? I am. I know how lucky I am to have a job, one with benefits, one that lets me eat while I study poetry. I like the people I work with, I like that I still get to work for the university, and it's really not all that bad. I'm just stuck right now. Not so much with work, but with everything else, and work is the easiest thing to point my finger at and say "See. I'm not crazy."

I am crazy. But you knew that was coming.

3 comments:

Lekili said...

...what about the fabulous time you had today while you were teaching? Where's that post?

Saule Cogneur said...

No talking to engineers in elevators? Awwwww.

thmazing said...

.

editorgirl!

Stop moping!

Get things done!

 

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