On 12/4, a colleague of mine asked me about my job application within the KU system. I told her I had given up trying. Yes, I gave up.
When I decided to get a large screen laptop, I made up my mind that I would not look elsewhere any more. Instead, I will take advantage of my current job.
There are at least three things about my current position that are very dear to me. Number one, medical insurance. Number two, not crazily busy and absolutely stress-free. I can always squeeze two third of my daily office hour on my stuff. Number three, it is only 10 minutes drive from my house.
As the year 2012 is winding down and as I have decided to reorient my direction, I am going to exploit more writing opportunities in the coming year. I hope by this time next year I have done something that makes me proud of myself.