Let’s talk burnout

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It’s Friday! (#happydance) Today was the first week back after spring break. Unfortunately, for us academics, just because the kids are out to play doesn’t mean we are too. I did, however, take some time to get a little rest and relaxation. It got me thinking…

Italiano

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Two summers ago, I went to Rome for two weeks with one of my closest friends (& fellow Ph.D. boss babe). We had the most amazing time. Since then, I have been on a personal mission to integrate Italian life into everything, especially food. For Christmas, Nathan gave me…

Palm Pulitzer for St. Patty’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope that all of you are out doing something just as festive as my dress that I picked out for this occasion! I tend to strike out with Lilly Pulitzer because a lot of the prints are a little too busy for my…

An Afternoon in Rice Village

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This past weekend Nathan and I went to Houston for a fellow almost PhD boss lady’s wedding. Once all of the wedding festivities were over and the newly weds were off, we had just one afternoon to spend in Houston. After some major Yelping and recommendations from fellow…

How to Successfully Defend Your Dissertation & Not Have a Nervous Breakdown

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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my (successful) dissertation defense. Even though things obviously worked out in my favor, that still doesn’t take away from the empathy I feel while I watch my colleagues go through this arduous process. I remember very little from the two months leading…