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 [...]

A lot can happen in a day

I found out a manuscript I submitted was rejected by yet ANOTHER journal, but I also got the notification that my dissertation chair has approved my chapters 1-3 to be sent out to the rest of my committee. YAY. Progress. I might actually be done earlier than I thought. I swam 50 laps at the [...]

Last month of the year

This year has been insane in a lot of ways. I've grown so much personally and professionally. My circle has thinned and I'm ok with almost all of those changes. Sometimes when you're an intense person like I am you can't stand surface level connection or friendships. I keep people who offer me shallow connection [...]

“Wellness” During Dissertation

I'm starting to believe that there may not be such a thing, that undertaking such a task is in and of itself "crazy" and unhealthy. It certainly feels that way at times, no matter how invested I am in my education and my dissertation topic and no matter how hard a worker I am and [...]

Blogust 10

Worked for an hour on my dissertation today and that's all I could muster. But that's ok. I'm going to a great restaurant tonight and likely swimming tomorrow. Things will get done when they're supposed to get done and I'm not killing myself over it. I know my anxiety can get to dangerous levels. And [...]

Blogust 9

About to go to a demolition derby. Things are moving along with my dissertation process. I'm trying not to get ahead of myself and have faith that I'll actually graduate and get a job. A mentor of mine sent me words of encouragement today, which was so appreciated. She said to enjoy where I'm at [...]

Blogust 7

Wow and how things can change is less than 24 hours. With a lot of different things added on my plate and feeling the time crunch, I'm overwhelmed. Ok, but overwhelmed. Also, I received my first (I think) rejection of conference proposal, which was sort of surprising, but not really given that I didn't have [...]