Summer Check-In

So, summer has been a bit off. I thrive during the school year and summer just seems kind of…well…boring. Which is why I outlined some things I hoped to accomplish this summer.

I’ve started a handful of them, but the one that I have really started to accomplish is getting in better shape. I’ve been hitting the gym and exercising and lifting weights. There was a point in my life when I used to love to work out and I am trying to get back there. I don’t want it to feel like a chore.

Other than that, I’ve been working a 9-5, teaching and working on PhD applications. Statements of purpose are hard to write. Do I want to take risks? What if the risks I take are too risky? If I play it safe, will I stand out? Am I in over my head thinking that I should go on for my PhD? Probably.

How is everyone else’s summer going? What do other graduate students do during the summer?


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