One of the highlights of December 2014 was making the last of my student loan payments. I felt like the Genie at the end of Aladdin exclaiming, “I’m freeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Now, looking back at my years of student debt, I’ve been struck by the similarities between paying for a graduate degree and buying a car. AndContinue reading “5 Ways Getting a Graduate Degree Is Like Buying a Car”
My first thought on receiving my grad school’s alumni magazine was, “Only Wake students have such acute performance anxiety that they need a diagram to build a snowman.” I suspect that I might be projecting. There are 32 days until Daylight Savings Time returns.
You know how some people have these little habits that just get you down? Like Bernie… Well, sort of like Bernie. You know how some people have those little words that just get them down? I’m one of those people. There are a few words that really make me cringe every time I hear them.Continue reading “My Least Favorite Word”
There’s something about a full trashcan that really wreaks havoc on the moving process. It’s as if the entire system of cleaning, packing, and moving suddenly gets constipated. The solution is so simple: take out the trash. And yet, when I’m feeling a little a lot overwhelmed with life, it’s much easier to collapse onContinue reading “The Trash Conundrum”
Hello, and welcome to the first online NAA meeting – Nostalgia Addicts Anonymous. I, like many other college graduates, am experiencing the first pangs of that deadly disease, nostalgia, which transforms memories of moderate enjoyment into paeans of pure joy. Nostalgia is a little bit like quicksand – it sucks you in almost before youContinue reading “Welcome to NAA”