The Start of ‘09
I was drafted in to do some overtime in the last couple of days, despite having still not finished my IT law paper and still being plagued by the pesky cold/virus – whatever it is. Nevertheless, I could use the money. I’m hoping to have the paper finished in the next couple of days, after which time I’ll move on to tackle the rest of my holiday workload. Yes, I'm badly behind schedule at the moment.
2009 should be an interesting year for me. It will also mark the end (for the moment at least) of my adventures in academia. I further recognise that, sod’s law being what it is, my prospective entrance into the permanent job market coincides with the period when one of worst recessions in modern times is predicted to be at its worst. Sigh.
So, against a backdrop of Gordon Brown’s staunch warnings of the difficulties ahead in 2009 – nothing like a cheery start, is there, Gordon – the first day of 2009 is one of writing law papers and nursing my flu-like symptoms, all while a feeling of gloominess and despair looms overhead.
Not so very different from the last few days of 2008, then.