Light at the end of the tunnel

Well, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel (hence the picture. And the title): After a good meeting last Thursday, it seems we have a clearer view as to how much further we need to go before we pull the plug and call it a PhD. Which is good news for me, as the uncertainty was driving me mad: No end in sight, no budget planning (I’m not getting paid anymore), no organisation of job applications, no plans for Life After The Lab. At least now I know pretty much what my to-do list contains.

But what I’m really looking forward is my upcoming holiday in Greece… I can do with a couple of weeks out of Bradford, eat some good ol’ Mama’s food (I’ll need a diet straight after) and see some old friends. In short, after two years, I need a break.

I was also going to close with a paragraph here about my experiences with Christmas shopping this year, but instead I’ll close with something a lot more meaningful. JUST STOP THE MAYHEM, PEOPLE! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? STOP THE SHOPPING!

For unto us a Child is born,
us a Son is given;
the government will be upon His shoulder.
His name will be called
Counselor, Mighty God,
Father, Prince of Peace.
– Isaiah 9:6

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