This semester has been very wearing on me. It’s been like death by a thousand tiny annoyances. I could enumerate them, but I think that would probably just depress me. In any case, I don’t think it’s been a very productive semester and I hope my teaching evaluations don’t tank my tenure chances. I feel very put-upon.
I haven’t been very happy this semester. It’s nothing major (other than the usual paper rejections, student whines, etc. oh, and pretty much everybody who is supposed to be subordinate to me in one respect or another being completely and totally incompetent and entitled about it…) but I wonder if maybe it’s time to jump ship. I want to live in Northern California. I want to not feel guilty when I come home and don’t work. I want a lot of things that I don’t really have the money for just yet.
Is this just more pre-tenure angst? Will it get better after tenure? I am just SO TIRED.
#2 says: Wait, what? Did I write this in my sleep? Are you me? GET OUT OF MY HEAD!