Janet (j4) wrote,

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At last, some good news...

My little sister got funding to do a PhD!! They've been keeping her guessing for months, the bastards, but in the end it was worth the wait.

In a way it's kind of ironic really, though. All the way through school she seemed to feel bitterly overshadowed by me intellectually -- not helped by idiot teachers who said things like "why can't you be more like your sister?" -- and now it's her who's forging ahead through academia, while I'm happy to remain Jill of all trades and mistress of none. No, really, that's not veiled jealousy; I genuinely do enjoy my lazy dilettanteism, and I know now that I would have gone stark staring mad doing a DPhil. Lorna's more focused than me, though, and I say good luck to her.

I'm so happy for her, and so, so proud of her. And no, I never tell her this because it would embarrass her; but I kind of think she knows anyway... but doesn't say because it would embarrass me. :-)

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