Climbing to the Middle

My first post-doc summer plans

My first post-doc summer plans

I now have to remember how to have down time. After so many years of Dissertation hanging over my head, it is difficult to untether myself from my house and my computer. Muscle memory is strong. These are some things I am going to try to do this summer: 1. […]

Grad school-good for the brain, bad for the heart

Grad school-good for the brain, bad for the heart

If you haven’t heard, graduate school is hard on relationships. Graduate students have higher risk of mental health issues than the general population, have work that never turns off, and often feel scrutinized. As women become more educated than their male partners, tensions rise in heterosexual relationships. Graduate students have […]

Happiness is a red couch

Happiness is a red couch

Blogger’s update: with a new blogging platform, Luigi will now be referred to as Ci. I am trying to learn to be a former student. It is a harder transition than I expected. It has been almost 2 months since I defended and the reality is slowly sinking in: I […]

Time for the reckoning

Time for the reckoning

I HAVE DEFENDED!! DOCTOR!!   I have been very fortunate to have secured a good paying government job before graduation. So, happy ending, right? Well, not exactly. All of this schoolin’ has cost my family dearly. School comes with a great opportunity cost. I finished undergraduate in 2010 and could […]