Three dimes, a hundred dollar bill and 87 ones

Dear srah-of-six-years-ago:

You wondered, while right in the thick of graduate school:

Grownups, will there ever be a day when I can read again? Does Real Life include the joy of reading for fun?

Yes, srah-of-six-years-ago, being a grownup means that there is finally time to read for fun, and to finally read fiction again. And this, more than anything else¹ is the thing that prevents you from wanting to go back to school and get a PhD.

¹ With the possible exception of having not yet stumbled upon a topic you'd like to spend several years of your life researching and writing about. And regular paychecks. And not feeling guilty when you're not studying and you feel like you're supposed to be. And... everything.

srah - Friday, 12 November 2010 - 6:51 PM
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