A Sense of Place: How Living Far from Family Helps Create my Own

We have been invited to 6 weddings since moving to Ohio. One in San Francisco, 2 in Orange County, 1 in Colorado, and another 2 in San Diego. I am exhausted from the traveling, cried-out from the ceremonies, and overwhelmed by the love whenever we show up to these events.  But every time I getContinue reading “A Sense of Place: How Living Far from Family Helps Create my Own”

Are you a tourist?

“He’s a tourist.  He vacations in people’s lives, takes pictures, puts them in his scrapbook, and moves on.  All he’s interested in are stories.” -Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec. No Roots I often catch myself counting down until we move onto our next location/postdoc/fellowship/tenure whatever it may be.  I assume this is something that happensContinue reading “Are you a tourist?”

Stressful Schedules in Grad School

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”