Mastering Time in the Graduate World

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It’s been way too long, and I have no one to blame but myself. Life has been pretty hectic since Christmas. Right after the holidays were over I flew back to Vermont for my residency. It went really well, and I’ve made a lot of progress on my thesis. Which is great, but I haven’t really had a chance to take a breath since I got back. Such is the nature of graduate programs, I guess. I love it, but wow. I can’t imagine what a PhD program looks like. Luckily, my degree is terminal, so they don’t even offer a PhD program.

I also agreed to be the Submissions Editor for the school’s literary journal. It’s been a lot of fun. I was worried about it at first because people were saying it was a huge time commitment. It requires quite a lot of organizational prowess, and not to toot my own horn, but I’m the queen of organization. Well, my desk and papers anyway. Just don’t look at my closet. It looks like a tornado crash landed in there.

And we’re moving soon! Sorta soon. End of March soon, but it feels like it’s coming up a lot faster, and I’m worried at how the animals will handle the drive to Texas. Hoshi gets car sick pretty easily, but that’s usually if we’re driving in the city. I’m sad that we’ll be leaving Seattle. It has been such a great place to live, and we’ve made some really great friends here.  I am curious to see what opportunities we will find in Texas. One thing for sure, we’ll get a bigger apartment! 480 square feet wasn’t bad when Hoshi was small, but he just turned 7 months old, and just passed the 80lb mark. He still thinks that he fits in my lap.

Now that my schedule is more regulated I will try my best to get posts out on a timely manner, and if I have the time I might start posting writing prompts during the week. Just for fun, but if anyone is having writer’s block it might be something to get those cogs turning again.

Wow, I just realized how much I’ve missed posting. Not that I really have anything special to say, but writing out one’s thoughts is quite relaxing. I should start a journal. I have a journal. There isn’t anything in it. It was a gift, it’s beautiful, and I haven’t touched it because I don’t want to muck up the pages.

Well, I hope you all are having a splendid Friday. It’s raining here, so I’m inside reading all day (those are the best days).