Something strange happened last night. I was on the internet and somehow came across the PDF version of the annual undergraduate research catalog my undergraduate university publishes. As I skimmed through the abstracts in history and international studies, I was struck with a sudden nostalgia. I missed researching and writing my thesis. I missed reading and writing about Russia and former Soviet countries. I was especially envious of one student whose abstract I read – she wrote about Russian foreign policy with a focus on Kosovo and South Ossetia.*
Don’t get me wrong – I like what I’m studying now. But there’s really nothing like Russian history, politics, and that sort of thing.
*As an aside, based on her abstract, I think she completely misjudged and mis-analyzed (is that even a word?) the two situations. Still, the thesis was on a fascinating topic.