Back to work… sort of

So even though the semester doesn't start for me for a while, I have to class prep and work on my dissertation. It's slow going getting back into the groove of things, but today I worked from home, set hour timers, and then did quick 5-10 minute yoga routines (aided by Youtube) in between my [...]

Blogust 2

Today was more productive than I thought it would be. I didn't sleep well. Again. But somehow I still didn't feel very anxious about working. I went to zumba with my mom and then we had lunch. I was able to work on my dissertation for a couple hours while also completing some other work. [...]

Wellness Wednesday

I've been trying to make dissertation writing a habit, and it's starting to stick, but I'm going on a mini vacation to visit a friend soon and I'm afraid it'll throw off my groove when I come back. Sigh. It's always hard to have so much writing and work looming because you feel like during [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Short But On Time

Too many people, especially in the U.S. (myself included) live for the future: I will be happy when... I graduate I have that relationship that I want I have X amount of money or material thing I'm guilty of this. I keep thinking: head down, it'll be worth it. But lately I've thought: Fuck that. [...]

Wellness Wednesday: (Almost) Everything Can Wait

  The sea relaxes me... hopefully it relaxes you too. Been struggling with anxiety/mental health/relationship stuff lately. My work seems to be the only thing that's on point, but then I get overwhelmed with my to-do list and I have to remind myself that it's ok to take a day for myself, and literally do [...]

Wellness Wednesday: It’s Just Work

Comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal under way ... normally I would be completely out of whack with my chest hurting with so many things looming over my head. But, for whatever reason, I've learned to develop the mentality that it's just work. That is not to say that I don't care about doing a good [...]