Category Archives: Grad School

Staying caught up

I knew when I saw the colorways of this MKAL that I had to do it. It has been so long since I’ve done an mystery knit-along. It is exciting to knit up a something not knowing what the end … Continue reading

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A Slack for Achieving Our Goals

I have started a slack for setting work goals and then encouraging folks to meet those goals. In the space, everyone is invited to set weekly goals and to check-in as often as you’d like to update your progress or … Continue reading

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Drafting

One of the best and worst things about long term projects is that you revisit the same materials over and over again. It is the best because when you revisit something, you get a chance to see it differently. This … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Shawl Doldrums

On the other side of shawl doldrums is finishing up a bit of the wool you were using the shawl to stash bust. I don’t think this shawl is going to be as large as I intended, but the pattern … Continue reading

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How I Use Productivity

On A Playful Day‘s instagram the other week, she had a discussion about structured play and how some kids (and adults!) do better with a little structure. It was such a lovely conversation and it got me thinking about my … Continue reading

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I like planning but I also like the washi tape

The first step and also the last step in keeping track of how I spend my time is a physical planner from ink+volt. I sit down on Sundays and write out my goals for the week. I check on my … Continue reading

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At the intersection of OH GOD and I CAN’T.

I am in a hell of my own making. And, I’m being dramatic. But, while I’m being dramatic, it isn’t untrue. I could have been a healthy, put-together, reasonable person who filed paperwork on time (any time in my life … Continue reading

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I Did a Thing

I submitted my dissertation manuscript yesterday to my committee. If you are unfamiliar with the process of receiving a doctorate, in linguistics it works like this: you research and write up what is more or less a book length, multi-chapter … Continue reading

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White Noise

I’m one of those people that has trouble blocking out sound. Most days, it doesn’t matter how focused I am or excited I am about the work I’m doing, ambient noise easily distracts me. I’ve found, though, that if I … Continue reading

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Favorite Apps: Forest

I will admit it, I am addicted to my phone. I love twitter. I love insta. I will happily while away the hours playing games. This is a problem. I admit it. I have freedom installed on my apple products … Continue reading

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