For the last semester (hell, the last year) I've been driving myself hard to try to become a reasonable job candidate. Even if it's not clear what counts as a good job candidate, there are things you have to do, things that you can work on and count as progress. My writing sample's better, I'm going to a conference, blah blah blah.
But whatever that is, the focus, the drive, just knowing what to do next... whatever it was, I've lost it. I keep going to do work...and doing work...but it just doesn't feel like it's going anywhere.
-- Second Suitor