May 2nd, 2006


quick work update

Wow, I guess this weekend I was worried about almost nothing. It got to the point where I was marking down on my e-calendar the earliest day I could respectably resign, among other rebellious negativities. But today was just fantastic. It was like starting all over again; completely new people, friendly and helpful, and full of smile, humour, and understanding. We got the whole welcome bit; and boy, would it ever have eased my transition. Oh well, Friday was a worthwhile experience.

Anyway, I won't be doing day-to-day work blogs, because they're generally kind of immature, but I just wanted to correct the extreme impression I gave this past weekend. In fact, I just might survive a few months and be in good shape for school in September.

I've decided to go back for my Honours in English, with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor or at least a teacher. People will ask, quite rightly, what makes me think I have the right or the intelligence to pursue such a path. Many greater minds than myself have picked other paths - for instance, into law, journalism, or business. But the sad truth is that I'm not especially interested in any of those things. I just want to be in an environment where I can spend most of my time learning and teaching, and have just enough "other stuff" wherewithal to take care of housekeeping chores and thrive independently as well as collectively.

It's also true that the path I'm looking at is a lot more competitive than it used to be. That alone ought to scare me. But surely along the way I'll pick up something more, right? And even if I end up back in the call centre again, it's certainly not the end of the world. Anyone with talent and good people skills can easily thrive, given time.

Maybe I'm just too much of a "many hats" person to want to settle down. I mean, look at this blog and my website. Their lack of complexity get me down sometimes. They both betray my lack of intellectual subterfuge (and sometimes even my lack of grammar and punctuation, which doesn't bode well for the aspiration noted above). Especially the blog; there are many many many better bloggers than I, but the worst part is that I don't really care about becoming a full-time, widely-viewed blogger. I'd rather write about whatever I feel like writing whenever I feel like it, and try to make it nice, which I think only partially molds with the blog ideal, although I could be wrong about that, and I'm too lazy to do the research necessary to correct myself, because I've had a long (if pleasant) day at work. FIN