Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of unpaid servitude
Or to take arms against a sea of boredom
And, by opposing...
Do cooler shit.
The Student of Göttingen
Act III Scene 107.
I have absolutely nothing interesting to tell you. This past week has been a mixture of proofreading various theses for euros, working my normal job, prepping for a presentation, and debating whether or not to go through with the internship I have lined up for February.
--It's an internship, and I don't have one of those on my resume yet.
--It'll mean a weekend trip to Denmark.
--I'm not emotionally invested in it at all.
--I hate the concept of internships. If I'm doing forty hours of an actual job for you, I want to get paid like I'm doing an actual job for you. I realize this sounds very "you have to walk before you run" or "you can't have your cake and eat it too" depending on your personal stance on the matter, but this is how I feel. I want to eat my cake while running.
--It's in the middle of nowhere, or, as they say in German, it's on the "ass of the world."
--The vacation days I would have to take off from real job to complete it would force me to shorten my field research, because I'd have less time to take off.
--I've got three papers and an essay to write during that month, and working a full-time internship on top would kill me. Plus I'd probably have to go to either Hamburg or Copenhagen for a decent library, and those are both really far away.
--I don't actually need it, since I more than make up for the lack of internship on my CV by racking up epic crap-tons of work and study abroad.
--I figure life is short and I don't want to spend a month working on an English-language website, which I am fairly certain I will hate, just to say I did it. "Just to say I did it" is a category I reserve for fun things, like biking across Ireland or teaching a photography class in a Bolivian slum.
Hmm. Well, I haven't made any decisions yet, but my, that is an awfully short "pro" list.
What do you guys think? Does it sound worth it?
I haven't done one of these in a while, but here's my new favorite song of the day! Starts around 0:35.