Wednesday, 18 August 2010

What Lies Ahead!

Finally things seems to be fairly back on track, hopefully nothing will collapse any time soon! :)

My fall has been very uncertain and even though some things have been cleared up now, there are still some uncertainties.
This summer I found out that the Department was announcing a temporary job opening as a student counsellor, and while I don't really qualify, I still felt I had enough competence to apply ... and that of course would determine a lot about this fall. The other day I got a letter from the Head of the Department, saying I didn't get it - which didn't exactly come as a surprise to me! I do know him, he's a professor in New Testament Exegesis, and I've had him as a teacher on several courses, and he sent a really nice little note with the letter! :)

So at least now I know I won't be working this fall ... I also know that I have to finish my Master's Thesis this semester, hopefully within the year. I also have about 10 weeks worth of studies left to catch up with as well ... and therein lies the problem.
From the beginning I was meant to take this one course last semester, and it was a mess and didn't work out at all. It seemed like maybe I didn't have to take it either, and to be frank, it's got nothing to do with my own interests and speciality, so of course I wouldn't mind being able to do something a bit more useful instead. The problem is that nobody seems to be able to give an answer, and to be frank: I need to know what I'm going to do now! Right?!
I've been in contact with two student counsellors and my hope lies with one of them who has said she'll try to find out for sure this time ... I just hope it won't take too long!

I've had a bit of a rough start this week, but at least I'm feeling better now, and I guess that's the main thing right. I'm going to try to get started on my Master's Thesis, as that is the only thing I definitely know I have to do, so hopefully I get get a bit done on that this week ...

And I also hope I can keep this blog alive ... an increase in visitors would be cool too as we're closing in on the 4-year-anniversary! :D


The Darkest Night said...

oh sorry you didn't get the job! :-(

Does sound like you'll be busy for a while! I hope we can still get together some time in the near future...miss you! *hugs*

Jessica said...

Aw, thanks sis ... yeah, it would have been totally cool to have gotten it, but I guess it would have been too good to be true ... after all, I wasn't REALLY qualified for it!

Yeah, I hope we can get together too, even if it's "only" for a day ...Miss you too! *hugs*

The Darkest Night said...

aw! *hugs*
well let me know when you know more of what your schedule looks like, and maybe we can find a suitable day - would be fun!

Jessica said...

Absolutely!! Still don't know anything more about my Master's Thesis or the other course/courses ... but as soon as I know what's going on, I'll let you know, hopefully we'll be able to sort out a day that will suit us both! :)

The Darkest Night said...

That sounds good :-)
yeah, i hope we can find a day that works for both of us.

Jessica said...

*fingers crossed*