I can read again!!! Ok, so it wasn’t like I couldn’t read before, but I finally have enough time to actually sit down and relax and enjoy reading. I don’t feel guilty when I pick up a book anymore. I can actually immerse myself in the story, without having my mind race about studying, or… Continue reading Reading, I’ve missed you.
*Whew* (read as: a huge exhale that has been accumulating over the past 5 years) Later, when I’m a little more removed from the actual process, I’ll write about my experience. However, today, I want to focus on the positives. I feel like my adult life can actually start now. Here are my priorities in… Continue reading I finished my PhD….
I have been working on more crochet projects in the last couple of months than in all of the years I’ve spent crocheting combined. Right now I’m sort of in a perfect storm of nervous energy with a lot of free time, so I’ve been working on lots of projects. This is the first year… Continue reading Christmas Crochet Projects
I enjoy running (most of the time). As far as fitness regimes go, running gives me a lot of satisfaction. Really serious weight lifting never really captured my interest, and I really don’t enjoy doing yoga on my own. Running tends to be instantly gratifying, and is something that I can do on my own… Continue reading Training, or “I used to be a marathoner”
As much as I enjoying my time as a SAHW, there are times when I miss having a full-time job. Frankly, the largest problem that I see is having enough adult conversation throughout the day. Aside from my husband, I don’t get to talk to virtually anyone else on most days. We have a couple… Continue reading SAHW Survival: Talking to other humans
I did not grow up in a particularly feminist home, but the important women in my life held down very good jobs and were very well respected in our family and in the community. It was made abundantly clear to me when I was growing up that I was capable of doing anything that a… Continue reading My career – another casualty of “the patriarchy”
As I have previously mentioned, it isn’t hard to find things to do at home all day. It also isn’t hard to find reasons to make it out of the house for a change of scenery. After spending the last 20 years (!!!!!!) in school, it has definitely been difficult to transition to spending my… Continue reading SAHW Survival – Intellectual Stimulation