November 08, 2006


Should I move to Vancouver next year and go to UBC so that I can be in the Lower Mainland in 2010 for the winter Olympics? Actually, I don’t care what you think, I make my own decisions. If I think that going to a school simply to geographically coincide with the Olympics is what I want then that’s what I’m going to do.

Crazily I am again looking at schools, deciding where I might want to do a doctorate. I could go on and on, but I don’t really feel like talking about it right now. But if McGill would let me in I would definitely go there, and hopefully the Olympics would be during reading week….

Am I insane? Is more school what I want? (And yet I do go on and on.) Yes, I think it is… its like avoiding the real world for longer but also being trained and prepared for actual jobs in the real world, doing things I actually want to do. Fortunately grad school is generally funded so it’s not like I’m going to school for 9 years just to have debt for all those years, only half of them. Yes, 9 years, that’ll be about right. I started undergrad at 17 so if all goes in sequence without major complications I should be a doctor of Linguistics when I’m 26.

Maybe I really need to seriously consider a year off. Canada is nice and all, and pretty much the most practical place to do all my schooling, but there’s a whole world out there. A world of no awful presentations or papers (although I kinda like writing papers, we’ll just conclude with a high level of freak-ness contained within my person) where you just do whatever whenever, at least for a few months. Backpacking, the very word tastes sweet as I form it in my mouth.

NOTE: All above questions and ramblings are simply and externalization of ongoing mental dialogue and are not ponderings actually put to you, the reader.


Tala said...

Is your NOTE a nice way of saying 'please don't offer advice and/or an account of similar life experiences and their outcome'?

Nothin' wrong with staying a student for a while longer.

Bethany<> said...

Haha, actually the note is not for that reason but to save face somehow so people don't think I'm totally crazy.

It made sense at the time.