Wellness Wednesday

Haven't done one of these in a while. We see posts all the time telling us to always be kind because we don't know what battles people are fighting. And I just was reflecting on the people who have been kind to me in my life and it is so, so appreciated, especially because for [...]

Today was too much. Lol.

Too much angst. Excitement. Goodness. Just everything. Lol. I did pass my dissertation proposal defense. Was told I did a great job and my chair and mentor gave me this sticker for my laptop. Everyone seems to know I love the sea and it's critters. πŸ™‚ Now just have to do the stats and discussion. [...]

High Functioning Anxiety While Teaching

The blog that I wrote this week for my friend's private practice could not have come at a better time, it's on high functioning anxiety. I'll link it when it becomes live. It's relevant for me today because I taught my first class of the semester. Though I think I was repetitive and second guessed [...]

One BIG tip for dissertation

I received a compliment from my mentor the other day. He said that when talking with his other colleague my name came up and they both agreed that they enjoyed working with me/helping me along in my dissertation process ... because I do the work. Perplexed, I kind of didn't understand at first because... well, [...]

What really grates me…

  I think I'm going to start a few recurring posts as I see fit... one, I think, is going to be "Seascape Saturday" and the other is just simply going to be things that grate my ass... whenever things like that come up (which, is often). You can guess which one today's post is... [...]

Job Searching

before you've finished your dissertation can be so overwhelming. Am I serious about moving? Could I be happy in that town/state/region etc? Do the faculty have similar research interests to me? To what degree are they similar? Does that matter? Ugh.   I don't think I would mind adjuncting while I figure all of that [...]

Creativity

I've noticed that if I don't engage in creative endeavors often enough I feel so much less fulfilled and more sluggish. I'm going to try to commit to making things and writing creative things more often. Maybe get more active on my Etsy shop again. I love making little critters with polymer clay. I think [...]

Isolation

Dissertation writing can be so isolating. I always chide myself for not tying harder to stay in touch with my cohort, but people grow apart everyone has their own lives. Also, in the back of my mind I often think people are sick of me anyway. lol. I should be done with my dissertation by [...]

Most Comfortable at a Distance

I can see the glowing lights I can see them every night Really not that far away I could be there in a day I wonder if you live there still I kind of think you always will If I tried, you'd probably be Hard to find. Teaching is such s humbling experience, especially when [...]

Good Mentorship

Is so invaluable. Especially when you don't feel like any of your fears, worries, or other emotions were really heard growing up. My best mentors can tell me when I'm overreacting and I don't take offense to it because of their delivery. It's so refreshing. To be validated but then also given another perspective in [...]