The thoughts & ramblings of a young mind

Archive for the month “February, 2016”

My epiphany.

Universities would be much more useful if we didn’t have such a biased with a pro-research/academia perspective in our education.  Because of the extreme bias, it’s difficult to learn of and explore options outside of academia.  I wish we had more industry, non-profit, private, public, etc kind of people, ie. people from all walks of life involved in teaching at universities.  I feel like it would be a lot more eye-opening.

More regret.

My academic program has little applicability by itself. I wish I had the foresight to do something different entirely.  I wish I had the foresight that I have now and knew a little more of what I wanted to do like I know now.  It’s too late now.  I’ve now entered a period of existential crisis.

I really wish I just did what I wanted to, despite the fact it requires little skill.  It would have opened doors to the administrative positions with job security that I want now.

Here’s the ultimate truth: I’ve never had my shit together.  I can’t even figure out if I have a job the next week or not, nevermind figure out if I’ll have a job in four months.  There is zero stability in my life and I’m scared as hell.  It’s been this way for more than half a decade and I am worn out and bone-tired.  BOOM.

Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better, than master of one.


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