Greetings, internet! I was supposed to write this post back in July, because that would have marked my ten-year anniversary at Push to Walk, my gym. Now that it’s February and this post is way overdue, however, we’re just going to call Push to Walk my Valentine. And every Valentine deserves a love letter. Dear … Continue reading A Valentine for My Gym
Greetings, Internet! I thought about doing one of those paragraph-long Facebook posts that recaps 2010-2019, but then I thought, “I have a blog! I should do one of those posts where I ramble and get all introspective for several paragraphs.” Also, one of my new year’s resolutions is to publish at least twelve blog posts … Continue reading The Friendship Decade
Greetings, Internet! Somehow I’ve managed to neglect my blog even though I am taking currently zero classes. Go me. I moved to Manhattan near the end of August, and reconfiguring my work-life balance has been a bit of a process. I’m used to having certain mindsets in university compared with home settings, and they aren’t … Continue reading Prospectus-ing in NYC
Greetings, internet! Here I am to shake my fist at the entity that is the Princeton Housing Office (or whatever they go by; quite frankly I am too annoyed with them to spare the minute it would take to look up their official name). For the past two years, I have lived in university housing … Continue reading The Quest for Accessible Housing
Greetings, Internet! The title of this post might seem odd. I did burn my Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) bridge a couple of years ago, so I might seem a tad hypocritical when I say that I’m grateful for what I got out of my Ed.M. degree in Higher Education. Indeed, over the past … Continue reading Dear HGSE, You Weren’t All That Bad
Greetings, Internet! First, an announcement: My NYT essay, “My Life with Paralysis, It’s a Workout” is going to be included in the anthology, About Us: Essays from the New York Times’ Disability Series. It will be published September 3rd, and I will use any and all opportunities to plug it until then, because holy moly, … Continue reading Onward to ABD!
Greetings, Internet! It’s been far too long. I’ve finally reached that point in my PhD program where I’m trusted to teach undergraduates (well, trusted enough to lead a discussion section), and to handle a massive research project that may or may not become a book. In other words, I’ve passed my general exams! What are … Continue reading How to Survive Your Generals (History PhD Edition)