Hello, fun? Where are you?

“Your expectations lead to your disappointment.” At least, that’s what I heard right before my phone started ringing one early morning with work issues.

Shortly afterwards, I was ruing every small step toward agreeing to be a supervisor. It will be fun, they said. You have so much experience, they also said. It’s not that hard. Right. Where is this fun I was promised? Excuse me, I’m ready for the fun part. Maybe fun isn’t the most accurate depiction of what I’m looking for. But I don’t really know.

flower time!

Unrelated: Is “foot stomp” a redundancy? Because stomping implies using the feet. During a training session last week, I guess to reiterate the material, the speaker said “foot stomp” at least 3 times. Now I can’t help but to wonder if it’s another one of those buzzwords the military and society in general likes to use. Excessively.

This is the final week of classes. A glorious 10 days of no school work awaits me. My hope is by the time this post is published I will have submitted the final discussion post replies and put away all my textbooks. Except for the one I have to return. Note to self: figure that part out pronto. I’m escaping reality for a few short days and then I shall return refreshed for another 8 weeks of papers.

Barring how many telephone calls I receive for advice and complaints. Join the club. Somebody has to do it.


I ask you –

Do your expectations actually lead to your disappointments?

Foot stomp: redundancy or no?

Tell me what you do to escape!

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4 thoughts on “Hello, fun? Where are you?

  1. My expectations absolutely lead to my disappointment. This is why I tend to be pessimistic when it comes to expectations, lol.


  2. Woo hoo! Your semester is almost over.

    Do your expectations actually lead to your disappointments?
    Yup, when I decided to leave biomedical research to move into higher education. Now (as you probably know), I wanna go back with biomedicine, but I’ve been out of the game for 5 yrs. Also, a lot of my ‘transferrable skills’ from higher ed doesn’t really transfer to my new industry. Such is life, I guess.

    Foot stomp: redundancy or no?
    I don’t think it’s redundant, unless I’m missing something regarding the term.

    Tell me what you do to escape!
    Drink (sometimes, it’s water . . . . sometimes, it’s something a bit more potent). Well, running used to be my escape, but that has been hit or miss lately . 😉


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