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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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    Posted by Qrystal on August 26, 2014 at 12:03.
    Category: Life. Tags: myself, thesis.


    I’m about to attempt the shortest blog post I’ve ever written.  It shouldn’t be hard; I tend to write mini-novels, and enjoy the heck out of doing so.

    But, well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t have time for that, right now.  This time, however, I’m acknowledging that this is my choice.

    Anyways, here I am!  I am here!  I exist, still.

    What am I doing?

    I’m working on choosing better what I spend my time doing.  Cheesy, but true.

    Really, though, what I typically do most these days is parenting. I feel like I’m getting fairly good at it.  My little guy is now over two years old, and I am enjoying the heck out of spending time with him.  He is at daycare right now, which he loves, but he still has a hard time saying goodbye to me when I drop him off.  It’s getting better, though.

    And my thesis work is going better too.  I mean, it feels like it’s dragging on eternally, but I know it will end soon.  I’m planning that the ending is by my completing it, and that’s why I don’t really have time for this writing.

    But I just paid for another half-year here at a2hosting, and thought I should at least write something here to justify paying for it.  I do intend to come back and write more, someday.  Perhaps a lot.  I consider myself to be a writer, and although all my writing is for myself these days (because who will read my thesis as thoroughly as I will?), I do intend to come back to the public eye soon.

    What’s next?

    So, other than just checking in, I wanted to say that I’m planning to post my son’s birth story eventually, because I really enjoyed reading other mothers’ birth experiences.  It is mostly written already (which I did so I wouldn’t forget the details), but I haven’t yet found it important to take the time to polish and post it with any urgency.

    Before that, though I will very likely write some kind of “I’m back!” post, when I’m done writing my thesis, or maybe not until after I’ve defended it.  But what’s really next next is to get back to work on it, so I can be done it all the sooner.  (Not that the current timeframe can really be called “soon enough” by any stretch of the imagination!)

    I will not likely respond to comments here in any reasonable time, mostly because I realize the comment system needs to be overhauled or something… bleh.  Someday, someday, always someday. ;)


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