As my 24th year on this earth comes to a close, I look back on the past year and honestly think only one thing: I thought I had grown during grad school, but boy was I wrong. Hey grads, get ready. Put your big kid pants on. Life outside of school is literally the weirdest, happiest and saddest experience you could ever imagine.
Close your eyes. Let's imagine for a little while. Imagine that you are in transition. Imagine that you have spent the entirety of your young adult life between the same two towns, one of which you grew up in. Now imagine you are leaving both of those places for a brand new one. Imagine that you… Continue reading Let’s Call It An Identity Crisis
This morning I realized that these past few months of grad school have made me fall back in love with myself. Fall back in love with yourself? I thought you preach self-love and self-worth and all of the "love yourself right now in this moment in this very instant of life". Well, I do! And… Continue reading When being passionate is actually enough
Let me just say this: Grad school is hard. It's really freaking hard. Combine working 20 hours a week at one job, with 10 hours a week at another job, with 20 hours of class and homework a week, with having basically no idea what I'll be doing in a year and a half, with being 22… Continue reading Enter Here for Happy
This week marks the very first time I have lived in my very own apartment. Granted, I share it with two roommates, but I have my own room, a full-sized bed, and a kitchen to fulfill every Paleo girl's needs. This week also marks the very first time I have had to buy groceries for… Continue reading Paleo Girl on A Grad Student Budget