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”
Gratitude and the power of being gut-punched
“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?”
The interview process for academics and how to deal with deciding on an offer.
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”