Monday, October 23, 2006

Happily waiting (sort of)

Waiting to hear about when my defence date will be. I'm hoping that a date will be set sooner than later, since a few things are now riding on having that date. It is difficult to have so many unknowns in the air at one time. And it's not like things are going to get really clear in a week or two. The first opportunity for clarity will be in February when SSHRC publishes the competition results.

Thankfully, there are still things I need to be working on, although it is hard to work on them when I am discouraged. I have to write some paper proposals (almost done) for two conferences in 2007, and I am putting together some applications for a few positions here and there in universities. Those applications will be much better the minute I have a defense date. And they'll be even better when I actually defend.

On a lighter note, my family was here over the weekend for my cousin's wedding. The wedding itself was nice, and the family visit was also very enjoyable. My mother told me that she was reading my dissertation, which is nice. That's all the news for now.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Nicholas. Eventually the thing that is supposed to happen will happen. God works in his own time, of course.

And as for your mom reading the dissertation -- well, that's just cute :) I always wondered if anyone would ever read mine. No one ever read my MA thesis that I know of.

wade said...

My defense is Nov 17th, 9am.