Hi, I’m new here. We stick out like sore thumbs. It might be the Colorado plates, or the dog, or that we walk around everywhere (usually with said dog), but this town is small enough that it’s obvious we are new. There are no sidewalks. There are no bike lanes. The grocery stores leave muchContinue reading “Strangers: 5 ways being in a new town can be a rewarding challenge”
If the Beatles were American, “The Long and Winding Road” would be a completely different song. Those highways are boringly straight and it makes moving cross-country mind-numbing. The only exciting part was when we had a bird run into our car and go up in a puff of feathers, and we hadn’t even left ColoradoContinue reading “Moving Cross-Country: My Dashboard Confessional”
We did it. We jammed our possessions into a six foot box and it’s off to Ohio a week before us. Not only did we do it, we did it crazy fast. We planned for two days to pack and load the cube(s), expecting it to leave on Wednesday. We had everything packed by Sunday.Continue reading “Cubed”
We survived! Not only did Josh graduate and not trip, but we successfully survived having 10 people in our tiny apartment for the weekend. I’m still tired. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us through this academic journey.
I haven’t seen my husband in a month. He’s been around here and there, but for the most part, we are like separate entities, ships in the night, waving at each other from afar. “Hello!” “Ahoy!” I can practically hear the echo. Separate Timelines Let me give you the rundown of a grad student’s schedule:Continue reading “Stressful Schedules in Grad School”
Here’s why I started this blog.