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 [...]

Triumphant

This conference went infinitely better than my last. Not only was I talking about a topic I'm passionate about, but I was totally comfortable with the situation. So that was great and I'm proud that I pushed through my anxiety to contribute some substantial stuff to the forensic presentation about sex offenders Love that stuff. [...]