Well, I am no longer a student. Or at least, I’m no longer a registered student. I am in abeyance, which is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as being in “the position of waiting for or temporarily being without a claimant or owner” (which is fairly accurate, particularly if you replace the words “claimant or owner” with “job or income”) and/or being in a state of “temporary inactivity or disuse” (which is definitely not accurate).
Either way, I am not what I have been. And I don’t, at the moment, know what I’m going to be. I’m not funded any more (my last payment was in May, but the funding period technically finishes today), I’m not employed, and I have no idea what my future holds. I’d like to say that it’s exciting, but in reality it’s just plain worrying.