Friday, April 10, 2009

Life Status

I am taking the internship.

I am not defending prior to taking the internship. For reasons I will not discuss openly, I am fairly comfortable with that. Besides, I'm almost done with Chapter 3 and am doing pretty well with Chapter 5, so that's all good. My latest mental deadline is October and I'm sure I can do that, not stress myself out, and get myself PAID this summer way more than with my miserable stipend.

I have not gotten any job offers yet. Another good thing about internships is they are usually extensible, so if I'm still in trouble in the middle of the summer and no one wants to give me a real job, I can just extend the internship. But still, I need to apply to a few more places, I think.

I wish I knew where we were going to live for the next few years. Then we'd totally buy a house. I can't help but feel this is just an awesome time to buy - but we have no idea. So no house buying. But I wish we could.......I find myself wistfully paging through listed homes on zillow.com, all in various cities where we might end up but really have no idea....

I am planning to bike commute all summer on a cyclocross bike. I'm allz excited about that. Wooooooo! Any excuse to buy a new bike is a good excuse to me.

8 comments:

microbiologist xx said...

Congrats on making a decision. Sounds like you have a plan in place...that never hurts.

Mrs. CH said...

Yay for making a decision to take the internship! Besides the bike thing, I know totally and completely how you feel. Are we long-lost sisters? LOL

PhizzleDizzle said...

MXX, plan or no plan, I feel much more Zen about life than I did a few months ago. Thank you Ireland.

MCH, you know, I wonder if we are ;). I relate well to your posts too!

Candid Engineer said...

I gotcha on the house thing. Your time will come, my dear. My husband and I finally got to buy this past November, and despite the economy, we're totally okay with it. Things will straighten themselves out in the next few months for you, and then you will have all of the time in the world to torture yourself with this house-buying shit.

EthidiumBromide said...

I couldn't agree more about the house situation. It is so frustrating that we can't buy right now. We know that we'll settle in Philadelphia, and Husband is moving there in June, so it would make so much sense for him to buy... but we can't afford to make mortgage payments on an actual house, AND pay for our place in DC. And obviously, I need somewhere to live for the next few years until I finish up and can move to Philly. If I had some indication of when I'd be done, it might be worth it -- if we're talking a year and a half, we could swing it, but if it's going to be 3 years, we'd break the bank. The whole situation stinks.

ScienceGirl said...

Glad you have a decision - I hope the internship goes great and the job search gets its grand finale soon!

P.S. The housing market isn't likely to go up much any time soon, so you still have plenty of time.

PhizzleDizzle said...

CE, SG - I am hoping that you're right! Hopefully we will know soon and be able to buy....at a reasonable price :).

EB - I hear you...paying 2x for housing just blows! I hope you are able to work it out/know when you're going to finish sooner rather than later.

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Hooray for making decisions! And biking!