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Four Highlights Since I’ve Been Away

I’ve recently returned to blogging after a (not so) brief hiatus. This break occurred during a particularly busy period in my life. There’ve been lots of changes, so I thought I’d fill you in on the important stuff.

Getting Back on the Horse

It’s been a long year. (9 months?) As someone who’s always succeeded in school— always enjoyed school, I never could have imagined that I’d find graduate school as challenging as I have. This past year has knocked me on my butt, run me over with an 18-wheeler, and left me on the side of the road wondering how on earth I wound up here. I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on maintaining balance or spending time doing the things that make me happy. Most of my energy has been expended just trying to keep my head above water in my classes. I’ve lost a lot of things that used to make me happy— hobbies like photography, baking and makeup. And I’ve decided that it’s time to change that. I’ve decided to start blogging again. I’m not entirely sure of the direction of my content or how often I’ll be able to…

On biting off more than you can chew.

Hi readers. It’s been a while. The last time we spoke, I’d just launched my brand new blog and I was full of creative energy and enthusiasm. But then life happened, things got crazy, and Tea and Sea had to take a backseat. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, in the last few months I’ve gotten married, left my job to start graduate-school full time, and moved to North Carolina! Needless to say, it’s been a little hectic… And while I’ve missed this blog and our tiny, little community, I’m trying to work on balance. It’s been a bit elusive lately. Despite all of the new and exciting things happening, there’ve been a fair number of challenges as well. I left an incredible group of friends, experienced tremendous culture shock, and had to re-learn what it means to be a student (and how to function on…

Tea With Me [004]

Currently Drinking: Twining’s English Breakfast Tea (From my favorite elephant mug!)

Happy Friday, everyone! I have the day off of work, and so I got to enjoy a rare, quiet breakfast with a hot cup of tea and a magazine.

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write one of these “Tea With Me” check-ins. It’s a busy time of year, and I thought it might be nice to fill you in on some of the things happening in my world.

24 Thoughts While Preparing for the GRE

Okay, let’s do this. Buy all the test-prep books! Wow, these are expensive… I’ll study tomorrow. Or maybe the day after. Crap… I’m running out of time. I really need to sign up for a test date. What do you mean it’s $190? Do you know how much makeup I could buy for $190?! Time to study. No, seriously this time. God, math is awful… did I really know all of this at one point? Why didn’t I just take this test after high school? Pretty sure I would have done better. What the hell are you supposed to do with a negative exponent in the denominator of a fraction? Is that even legal? Maybe vocab will be better… Garrulous? Really? Who even uses that word? And nadir? When is that going to be useful? Maybe I’m not cut out for grad-school. I’m never going to accomplish anything in life! No. Stop…

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