Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

I know that I've disappeared for a while, but I swear it's been for good reason: I've been on the job hunt. With my college graduation fast approaching, the desire to find and begin a "real job" has intensified to a dizzying degree. While I love my current team at work, and will forever be … Continue reading Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

Post Holiday Crash and the Final Semester

A Quick Word on the Post-Holiday Crash: Something about the holidays leaves us feeling drained and depressed. I suspect these feelings have something to do with how much time, money, and energy we expend trying to make these arbitrary dates "special" or "meaningful" only to end up feel let down when the days come and … Continue reading Post Holiday Crash and the Final Semester

Compliment

Writing Challenge: March 6, 2018 Prompt: Write about the best compliment you have ever received. Last semester my medieval literature professor told me that my project proposal and research outline were “graduate level work”. I had never been so pleased. Unlike compliments about my looks or clothing- this comment wasn’t superficial. Unlike compliments about being … Continue reading Compliment

Finals Week: a poem

*Inspired by a walk through campus during finals week.*   Finals Week: A Poem   The smell of coffee and desperation is in the air. All along hallways students frantically thumb through textbooks, Mutter over notebooks, And curse over flashcards. Students pass-out on the floor, Backpacks used as pillows and jackets as blankets. I walk … Continue reading Finals Week: a poem

Studying

Writing Challenge: Dec 2, 2017 Prompt: Write about how it feels when you can't focus   Below is a description of my attempts to study for finals. Maybe it’s not that I Can’t focus, it’s more that I don’t want to focus. I have so many other things I’d rather be doing than studying. I … Continue reading Studying

Coffee: The Student’s Boon

Writing Challenge: Dec 5, 2017 Prompt: What do you do when you need a pick-me-up? Nothing picks up the tired college student better than a hot cup of fancy coffee. We aren’t talking about your average, cheap, cup of joe from the nearest fast-food dive. No, I mean treating yourself by spending a whole extra … Continue reading Coffee: The Student’s Boon