January 5, 2009 § 8 Comments
And so, 2009 begins. The Washington Post has declared that this is the year of slow blogging, a trend I have evidently been on the cutting edge of. Updates? Pfft! That’s so 2008.
Sensibly, I have no resolutions. I have absolutely no intention of quitting smoking, eating better, or taking up yoga, although I could stand to drink slightly more often than I do. In fact, I won’t even promise to post more frequently, since any effort I might make to do so is clearly doomed to failure.
No, this year I have one goal and one goal only, and that is to finish my goddamned Ph.D. Luckily, the astrological wind is at my back, as Saturn remains in Virgo for the duration of the academic year. For the layperson:
Few astrologers would describe Saturn visiting one’s sign as a picnic. For Virgo, this development comes as a relief, mainly granted by the miracles of maturity and perspective. A long and perhaps lonely phase of inner searching has come to an end, but now that you have graduated you can see that you have an entirely new sense of who you are. You seem to have recently woken up, and what is better, awoken with words to describe your experiences. While you may feel like you’re still looking for those words, I would propose that you have most of them in your possession, and that what you are really waiting for is the confidence to speak. That, you can only give yourself.
In the meantime, I will post at best sporadically and half-heartedly about things that are of scant interest to anyone but myself, and, whenever possible, I will resort to using photos as filler. If I’m feeling particularly inspired, I might complain about the weather, but then again, I might not.
Oh, and on the off-chance that anyone actually reads blogs anymore: happy new year!