Ivory tower, here I come…
Today, I received my degree results.
Honestly, I’d been worrying myself half-mad over this for several weeks. I thought I’d failed; I could feel it in my bones, whatever that means. I felt exactly as I’ve felt at this time of year for the last several years. Perhaps unsurprisingly, my fears turned out to be baseless as always: I got a 1st. I can now say with absolute certainty that I’ll be starting a PhD this September. My topic will be focusing around dark matter; I must say that I reckon it’s going to be utterly fascinating.
My big hope is that I’ll be able to remain in academia after receiving my PhD. Being able to spend my whole life learning would just be fantastic, particularly since I seem to be utterly inept at many other aspects of life. Essentially, I’m hoping to climb atop a nice, big ivory tower away from the real world. It’s probably not the most noble of ambitions, but there you have it.
Needless to say, I am in a rather celebratory mood right now. I am already onto my third cider (it’s just gone 3pm here) and the chances of me posting anything meaningful today are rapidly diminishing. I’ll probably see you all in a few days.
— The Parasite Guy