Reflections

Mental Illness Awareness Week #miaw

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about graduate school and mental health—the relationship between high-pressure academic situations, burnout, and depression. Particularly after reading Margaret Price’s Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life and seeing a GradHacker post circulating on my Facebook Newsfeed last week called “Mental Health Issues Among Graduate Students,” it…… Continue reading Mental Illness Awareness Week #miaw

Reflections

Reflections of a Second-Year Ph.D. Student

The alternative title for this blog post is “The End of Coursework, aka the End of an Era.” As of May 14th (the day grades were due), I am officially finished with coursework…forever. Twenty-one years of taking classes, and I’m finished (minus a couple informal classes for writing my prospectus and dissertation). It’s both a super…… Continue reading Reflections of a Second-Year Ph.D. Student

Reflections

New Beginnings: Starting the Second Year

I’ve neglected the blog recently. As summer neared its end, I panicked about spending as much time as possible with our totally loveable puppy while prepping for university- and program-specific teaching orientation. Last year, I couldn’t figure out why everyone was constantly asking me how I was adjusting, if I was overwhelmed. Taking four classes…… Continue reading New Beginnings: Starting the Second Year