Student life seems to be coming to an end in a few weeks, and I guess it is time to grow up and get a job. This does however undeniably sound a little frightening to me, so much so actually, that I have been playing with the idea to sign up for a year of studying something somewhere. I don't really mind what and where, but I would prefer if an easy subject and a nice, sunny beach were involved... But well, I guess I have to face the fact that working life is inevitable some time in the nearest future. And although I haven't gotten much closer to an idea as to what I want to work with, a couple of incidents latley have at least suggested a cople of career paths I shouldn't go for.
One of those is anything that has to do with maths. It is a known fact that whenever I write something, I go for the "what can be said with one sentence can definitely also be said with ten"-approach. Then I always face the problem of what to cut out to make it short enough. This time the thesis was max 70 pages. So when I added all my chapters, I had 8+12+16+34 = 80 pages! At least that's what I thought for a whole week - being reallyreally stressed about having to cut 15 pages (as I did not have intro or conclusion yet). Until one day I took at look at it again, adding up the numbers... and got 70! Grrr.. all that stress for nothing!
Another plan I have had lately is to go to Switzerland or France to learn French in the fall. Fooling myself into believing that my French from high school would be a good enough base, I found a perfect school in Lausanne. It did not exept beginners, but then - as I said I had French in high school. So I wrote them a little e-mail in English, asking what level of French was required. A few hours later, they sent me a loooong reply - all in French. Although I didn't understand a word of the e-mail, I put two and two together (see, I know a little maths!) and realized that that probably suggests that my level of French is far from the required...
So that plan had to be abandoned even before it started. I guess it is just back to waiting to see if one or two of the few places I applied for a job from choses to call me in for an interview. Other suggestions are greatly appreciated!