Lots of stuff going on

I haven’t updated in a while.  After returning to Texas I’ve been busy.  Work is part of it. I’m dating again.  Kung fu is a blast.  I try to go 3 days a week.  I’m also writing my dissertation.  That is no small feat.  There is a lot to do, and the time is running short.   I’ve got less than two months to have a draft to my committee.  This can’t be just any old draft; I need to have it in good shape so they’ll take me seriously during my PhD defense.  That is likely to happen in early May.

I’m also gearing up to travel some more.  This is nuts.  I almost just want to hang out in Austin, eat good pastries, see music and comedy shows, enjoy a local brew.  That’s not the life I’ve chosen.

Lastly, I’m trying to get a job for after graduation.  There are three good possibilities.  In fact all three are all great.  I’m not looking forward to making that decision – given the opportunity.  So far I’ve had no firm offers.  That will change soon I expect.  There may even be a fourth.  Jobs are one thing, but that doesn’t come alone.  I’ll also be moving during the summer.  I can’t stay in Austin.  This is a shame, but my career will be much better if I leave.  Staying here won’t give me any opportunities, unfortunately.  My plan is to rent the house and let someone else pay the note.

So, lots of things going on and lots coming up.  Is there any pause button?