This afternoon, as I was snoozing my way through a particularly ho-hum meeting (as a side note, I remember when I actually enjoyed meetings– oh for those halcyon months of youthful exuberance!), I experienced a minor epiphany. It’s useful to realize that I experience epiphanies, both minor and major, on a fairly regular basis and they mostly tend to cancel each other out.
Anyway, this epiphany was pretty sweet because it related to some sort of “life focus” which has, thus far, been a fairly elusive concept for me. My last day with my current employer is tentatively scheduled for July 31 and my lease is up August 14. I know that I’m ready for my life as a paper-pusher to fade into Distant Memory Land but the question is: What next? Do I throw on a backpack and ramble aimlessly across the vast and exotic regions of privileged western european countries? Do I embroil myself in the conventionally-structured yawnfest that is modern academia? Do I move back in with Mom and Dad?
Oh, questions… questions that will plague me no longer!
Well, at least for the next ten minutes which is the length of time I calculate that it will take my latest epiphany to lose its luster. Oh, sad.