I wrote before about how I have dementors and bees. Later, I wrote about how the dementors were going away a little. The bees are going away a little, too. Now my doctor and I are working to keep them all away using fewer meds. When I started the medication journey, my PCP and I … Continue reading Updating Meds
Conferences are a great excuse to travel for grad students, but I've generally hated them for most of my program. I'm an introvert. I don't like working in my cubicle because there are a few individuals who have a knack for arriving in the office and wanting to chat just as I'm getting in the … Continue reading Conferencing: Expectations and Reality
Like many people, my self-worth is closely tied to how productive I am. As you can imagine, this leads to a cycle of Feel motivated to do work Do a bunch of work Feel good because I did a bunch of work Do more work Do more work Start to feel tired from doing to … Continue reading Points for me!
Yesterday, I officially passed my comprehensive exam. The feelings are a mix of woo! and huh. It's done and I'm glad that there is one less milestone between me and graduation. Also, I made a much bigger deal of it in my head than it was actually worth. SO gave me an "I told you … Continue reading Completed Milestone
Originally, I was not supposed to have this weekend to myself. SO decided about Wednesday night that he was going to visit some buddies out of town and start learning how to drive stick. (SO has been really into cars since he had to get a new one. I'm not. If it gets me there, … Continue reading Impromptu GYST Day
Last night, I had a dream that I was contacted by my high school. They weren't asking for a donation - rather, they were telling me that they had messed up by somehow letting me graduate even though I hadn't taken some courses that were now required. They needed me to come back and take … Continue reading Baby Steps Are Still Steps
Inspired by the macaroning party of last weekend, I made a point this week to try to have some sort of adventure every day. Monday: I did martial arts when I was growing up, and it had a great impact on my fitness and confidence. Grad school had the opposite effect. There's a gym pretty … Continue reading Adventure Times