Monday, July 30, 2012
I knew it wouldn't take long.....though I didn't think it would happen so quickly. I'm definitely feeling the disconnect today.
My Professor is gone; today begins his 3 week family vacation. On one hand I'm happy that he is on vacation because the man works way too much and I know down time with his kids is good for him. So I am happy that he is taking a break.....though he tells me he will still do some work via telecommuting. *rolls my eyes*
But then again I'm pouting and feeling disconnected, even though I just saw him last week. I think it's a psychological thing because geographically speaking, I think he is closer to me when he is at his vacation house than when he is really home. I think it is safe to say that over the last 6 months, I have become attached. Perhaps I have even become a tad bit spoiled. I am used to constant contact and immediate responses with Professor, most of the time. I even felt a bit of a disconnect when he took two day trips because I knew the communication would be decreased.....and now this is going to be 3 whole weeks. I wont be able to call him at the office when I have a question or just want to hear his voice. I have already had to wait longer for email replies.
I suppose I could use this time to practice the foreign-concept of patience that Professor has been attempting to introduce to me?
I could fall into the "when the cat's away, the mice will play" habit and intentionally misbehave.......but I know better and I gave Professor my word that I would behave in his absence......I'm hoping to have no new entries on my Punishment List to 'discuss' when he returns.......so no intentional naughtiness in the forecast.
I've got plenty to keep me busy with getting ready to move and all that entails. I just can't really seem to focus at the moment.......on anything aside from the distance I feel from Professor. I know by the time I get his next email, I will feel better and somehow closer to him.....but until then, I'm just sort of in a blah mood.