20 April 2012

The Great Unknown

So I am slated to graduate this year. Yes folks, after seven years in graduate school, earning a MA degree on the way, I am gonna be done. Wow. Yay! Yippee!

It's definitely a different feeling, when the topic of the conversation between me and my adviser changes from deciding on a research topic, to figuring out whether I would be attending the graduation ceremony or not.

Oh, speaking of that, as I am conferring this September, I don't think I will be walking this May. It's just a ceremony, but if I happen to be around the area in May next year, I might catch it and walk. Right now, I am very busy with revising my dissertation and job hunting.

Yeah, that's the next buzz word for me at the moment. Job hunting. My mom always asks whether I already found a job every time she catches me online. I have been applying to multiple places for post-doc positions, and since I have no personal constraints or preferences, I honestly don't know where I am gonna be next year, even next semester. In the worst case scenario, I'll go back to Manila and be unemployed for the moment while still attempting to get post-doc positions in several places. The good thing is that there are ways to continue research and be prolific academically even though one might not have a lab for the moment.

Oh well, sometimes, thinking about this stresses me out, other times, it excites me. I guess that's just how transitional periods are. They are unpredictable.

(Brick Arch, from my Cathedral of Learning Series)


  1. I'm excited for you!

    Change can be scary but I'm sure you will be just fine.

  2. Thanks! I'm hoping for the best!