Finished, and what that means

So, I completed my thesis defence on December 6th, my thesis was accepted by my supervisor on the 16th,  I submitted my thesis on the 22nd or so, and I finished paying the last $1600 in tuition in early January.

Now, I’m unemployed.  The job market right now is less than fabulous, and I do have certain requirements for a job, so although I’m applying for jobs daily, there are only so many jobs out there that I’m currently willing to apply for.  This will probably change if it’s been 2 or 3 months without a nibble, but for now, I’m trying for research-type positions that are more (or less) within my field, and involve interacting with people, rather than just animals or cells.

It’s not that I’m opposed to animals or cells, it’s just that when you talk to them, they don’t reply.  Or at least… they shouldn’t reply.  Mice talking back to you is not a good sign (unless you’re trying to teach them human language…)

My biggest problem is that it’s sorta lonely and boring to be at home by myself everyday. Sure, I COULD go to a coffee shop, but I’d rather tea that I can get for cheaper at home.  I want to see people, but right now all my people are busy.  I guess I just feel a little lost right now.

I’ve set myself up to either go for a run or do some weight training everyday.  I’m trying to write here regularly.  I have a goal of applying for 2 jobs a day, and adding 2-3 jobs to my list every day.  But that isn’t enough to fill my day.

When (if) I start getting interviews that will start filling my days more, but until then, I have to keep myself optimistic and getting out of bed in the morning.  Before 8am would be really nice.

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