May the Force Be With You!
Today is May 4th- Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with you!"). But what does that mean to me today?
I've graduated, I've wrapped up my job, and now it is time to get back to focusing on me. I'm looking for a new job, yes, but I'm also loo... Read more
The Doctor is in.
So its official, or at least it will be on Sunday afternoon. I have completed my PhD!
What does this mean? Well, I've been busy these past few months. I was a visiting scholar in Australia during the month of March. I had an on-campus inter... Read more
Return from Down Under
I'm back from my monthlong trip to Australia! It was a ton of fun, and a lot of work, and I'm glad that I went.
But, now that I'm back... I have some other things looming, including a job interview and my dissertation defense. I'm struggli... Read more
Organizing the mind (and the house)
Something that tends to happen when I allow myself to get too busy: I make piles of stuff. Things that need to be returned, things that need to be dealt with. Piles of mail, piles of socks, piles of whatever. Now, I'm not competing for a spot on... Read more
Busy, busy, busy
One thing that I haven't fully reconciled myself to: the speed of spring term. We started back last Monday (5 Jan) and while things are not completely insane yet, they will be soon.
Trying to keep healthy habits for myself is always a batt... Read more
Foundations for success
Well, I took some time off at the end of the year. Time off from everything, including work.
The Hubs and I went to Europe for most of December and (accidentally) New Years. Mostly this was to visit my brother and his family for the holida... Read more
Pushing back against resistance: building kaizen
Something I've been working on lately is understanding (and getting around) my own resistance. For me, one telltale sign of resistance is procrastination. But it also shows up in lateness, self-doubt, discouragement... and all of it has the same... Read more
Who has the time?
I've been super duper busy lately, writing and rewriting, grading, teaching, and getting ready to go on the job market.
But I miss my bike. My head clearing space. My walks and jogs. Yoga. Breathing. Swimming. Sleep.
I even just miss... Read more
Just pack it!
I'm happy to say that I have been on a healthy "pack all of my food for the day" streak for weeks now. I haven't bought food during the work day in a long time, and I was reflecting on that just now. I've had a lot more time to think and work wi... Read more
Laughter is the best medicine
I love reading new recipes, and sometimes I read cookbooks. Yes, for fun. Am I going to make all of those recipes in this lifetime? Probably not, and that's ok.
This satirical look at reading recipes online has had me giggling at my des... Read more
This year is flying past. I feel like I say that a lot, and it feels true to me. Time just whizzes by.
I've been back on the bike lately, and it feels good. I've also been slowly going back to yoga/hot yoga, which feels less good, but I fe... Read more
A slow and careful sprint
I'm basically working on the final lap of this PhD journey over the next few months. Feeling tired but I still have a lot of gas in the tank, and I am ready to get this DONE.
This week I'm doing an intensive writing seminar-- focused wr... Read more
Ready to rock it... slow and steady
I've been tired and down lately, folks. Just run down, exhausted, stressed, and I'm well, tired of it. I want to figure out how to get more energy, and sustain that.
So, the first clue: I've been skipping the gym and the workouts. Shock... Read more
Bring on the fall vegetables!
The mercury is finally dropping over here (mostly...) and we have 2 inches of snow in tonight's forecast, so I guess its time for roasting root vegetables! While the warm weather this fall has been good for bike riding and other outdoor activ... Read more
5% Pre-Challenge: Lets Get Accountable
Time to update my numbers, dust off my running shoes, and get ready to rock!
First up: I need to update my goal, tracking, and weight numbers. One of the biggest reasons for me to join the 5% fall challenge is that I've been really lax abou... Read more
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