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    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.


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  • Situation drafty: but I’m cool in a good way

    Posted by Qrystal on December 19, 2007 at 9:54.
    Category: Life. Tags: future, progress, thesis.

    I am in the midst of drafts of so many things, and I know that all I need to do is get them done so that I can move on. I also know that having so many things on the go is distracting me from getting any of them done. But I am feeling very optimistic and determined, and I believe that I can get through all of it without damaging my sanity.

    I considered inserting a joke here about whether I have any sanity, but decided it was in poor taste. I’m feeling more sane than ever, because I am starting to feel really … connected to the future. Like the things I do now have an impact on what I will be doing later, which of course they do. And I’m feeling like I not only have a choice in my future, but that I have some great ideas for choices I can make! But the details will have to come later.

    Today, I am writing to say that I have one particular blog draft in progress that talks about a bunch of things I’ve been thinking about the future, but I need to focus on things other than writing in the blog today. In particular, the morning is dedicated to my Thesis, and the afternoon will be all about Christmas shopping. Basically, if I don’t get my Thesis done in good time, then I won’t be able to step forward into the rest of my other plans. And Christmas, well, it’s just under a week away and I’m almost ready for it, but I’d like to upgrade to “ready” ASAP, please and thankyouverymuch.

    And that’s about all. I’m also testing a feature of The Journal that I hadn’t thought to use before: the “Post to Blog” feature that lets me upload my writing directly to wherever I want it. Here’s hoping it works on the first try… because I need to move along to the next task of the day! :)

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