Hello everyone! Wishing you all a great Sunday and a great week!
Life has a habit of presenting us with times of unusually busy schedules right after often very stagnant periods. It looks like nothing is happening for months and then boom, everything happens at the same time. Maybe we are presented with those stagnant times first so we can rest properly and get the energy needed for the upcoming busy chaotic times. That is exactly what I did.
Last fall was a bit stagnant for me (though I was working on my dissertation and looking for jobs). But I knew the start of 2022 would be crazy busy, so I did not rush. But life surprised me with the level of chaos I found myself in. What I was expecting is to defend my dissertation by the end of February. A few weeks after, I would start interviewing for jobs. Busy, but not crazy busy. Instead, here is what happened: I moved out (selling all my furniture) 4 days before my defense; I defended my dissertation, which is the result of 7 years of work; 4 days after the defense, I had a very important job interview. After these, job interviews followed, coupled with some revisions I had to make in my dissertation while also trying to adapt to my new place.
I am glad I took the fall months off. I partially foresaw this coming. Things are calmer now. Dissertation is completely done. I adapted to my new place.
I will dig into this period in more detail in upcoming weeks. Here is my main question for this week: Have you noticed this pattern in life: being extremely busy after a dull period? If so, please tell us:)