This cloud made me happy when I was leaving work today.
Had my committee meeting yesterday, and they’re all well-aware that I want to get out ASAP. I’m aiming for a year from this point; a year and a half AT MOST. Something we agreed was doable, but I need to work my ass off between now and then in order to have something to show for the last 5 years.
My experimental system is super close to being up and running, so all of today I was trying to wrap my brain around what to do next. I’ve spent so much time trying to get to this point (about 2 years, if we’re being honest), and it’s weird to suddenly realize you have to think beyond that point. It’s also mentally exhausting.
It is really nice to finally see a genuine light at the end of the tunnel, though…