I realize that I’ve been going a bit longer between posts . . . and I think it’s because my life has been so utterly consumed with school. Well, actually I know that’s the reason. And the fact that I continue to read friends’ blogs that sound so much more exotic and exciting (traveling to locales such as Angkor Wat, Beijing, Switzerland) makes my current state of affairs seem that much more akin to watching paint dry.
But anyway, even though I have no exciting pictures to show or wild stories to tell, here’s what’s going on with me at the moment:
I’m almost done with this quarter! It’s amazing how deeply embedded I’ve become in school life once again. The thought of getting a job off-campus sounds like a near-impossible feat. I’m already having to register for the next quarter this week. I’m also contemplating getting a 2nd–that’s right folks, a 2nd–master’s degree. There’s a concurrent degree program that the Jackson School of International Studies conducts with the Evans M.P.A.–I’d also be getting an M.A. in international studies. This would allow me to take some Korean studies courses and also get a 2nd affirmation of my willingness to go into large amounts of debt.
As a consequence of all this school, school, school, my lovelife (or lack thereof) has shriveled up into a miniscule ball of nothing. I don’t normally blog about this part of my life, but I figure since absolutely nothing is going on right now, there’s no harm. NYC was an aberration, but upon returning to the States, the most excitement I’ve had was getting hit on by a classmate with a gigantic frame (think football linebacker, over 6 feet tall–I had to crane my neck to see his face) and a predilection for Filipino women (although when I informed him that I am not Filipino, this did not dissuade him). I don’t think school is going to be a breeding ground for romance.