Monday, 18 March 2013


Sack off the PhD and go climbing?

I've never been very interested in having much money or a conventional career, I don't want to be rich or famous. I've always thought I'd be happy with an interesting life. I'd like to be able to look back and think "that was cool".

I'm sitting in my office, motivation to work on my PhD has dwindled to an all time low. It's not that I'm apathetic or depressed, in fact it's the opposite. I'm full of ambition and excitement, I'm probably enjoying my life right now more than ever before.

If I think about my heroes from the past 50 years, most of them lived on the dole and went climbing every day. Maybe I should just do that!?

"Its not the same these days, you can't just live on the dole."

This is probably true, but it's also the case that if climbing and adventure is what I want most, then there are many situations in which I could do more climbing and have more adventures than I'm having at the moment.

Currently looking at New Zealand work visas... :D

This is now.

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