Goodbye (For Now), Academia

X: If I ask you to judge me, secara subjektif & asal aja…menurut lo gw lebih manusia otak kiri atau kanan? Berkaitan dgn career juga yah

Y: Kanan. Krn mnurut gw lo emosional and cukup kreatif yah.. Tapi not totally neglecting your left brain of course

X: Pheww

Y: Knp? Considering a career change?

X: Kynya I’ve learned more about myself di smstr 1 ini..maybe this is not me. Makanya dr awal gw ga brani mikir jauh S2 ke luar…mgkn udh gut feeling yah :[

Y: Knp tiba2 berfikiran gt?

X: Gw ngerasa ada bnyk bgt passion gw yg lain…& gw ga bs nyambi ngerjain itu smua if I stay here until 2011

Y: Well u might be right.. Mungkin alesan lo ngambil S2 jg krn itu kali? But then u found out it takes more of ur time…

Y: Maksud gw krn lo banyak passion itu… Lo pingin melakukan semuanya. Dan lo S2 dgn harapan lo ga commit lg terhadap sebuah pekerjaan yg mengikat lo… Krn lo berharap S2 might be the same as S1, dimana lo masih bisa melakukan banyak hal2 lain…

X: Mungkin juga…at 1 point gw mikir my biggest passion is biology.. & I thought I can do other things while achieving that one. Ternyata emg kita harus milih yah…oh crap

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X: ah suatu saat mau ga mau harus milih juga anyway. cuma ditunda aja kan

Y: but why do we have to choose?

X: karena tangan lu cuma 2?

Y: …dan waktu 24 jam sehari ga cukup utk ngerjain smuanya

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And if you ask whether I am proud of what I’ve done, the answer would be no. But I don’t regret a single moment I’ve gone through and am so thankful for it.

PS: Apparently I’m not the only one — probably the only one some of you know in real life though :p

http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2009/02/03/dont-try-to%20dodge-the-recession-with-grad-school/
http://stevepavlina.com/forums/character-contribution/9595-quitting-graduate-school.html
http://youngfemalescientist.blogspot.com/2008/03/whether-and-when-to-quit-grad-school.html

2 thoughts on “Goodbye (For Now), Academia

  1. smangat trus ya cruth
    kejar passion lo … krn itu yg membuat kita merasa hidup (dan ga penasaran tentunya)

    ^^
    wish u all the best!

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