Very bad today, dear Diary. Overwhelming feelings of loneliness and… - Dr. Holiday Wednesday
What then, if I may ask, is the great work? What is the final target, the ultimate goal?
Your assistant must be familiar, as younger members of acadaemia are, with the issues of time management in progressing over a few short years to a thesis; perhaps you need to revisit the creation of a timeline to find your purpose again?
A goal; a raison d'etre; the future you are going toward, and taking your assistant to - not the 'failings' of past and present, which I suspect you are being a trifle harsh in the dismissal of. What is your brass ring, Doctor, and how will you plot your approach? And are these doldrums, perhaps, a symptom of concern at what may transpire when it is within your grasp?