AoM Journaling Challenge Day 20: On Nostalgia & Grad School

Babies bring life delays everywhere, force you to prioritize time in different ways, and consider the past and the future. I put the daily challenge on hold until things were a little more stable, but here we are: Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Think about the period of your life in Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 8: Career Plans

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take some time today to reflect on your career. Jot down a timeline of it, including all the ups and downs. What was your best experience? And the worst? What would you like your future to look like, in terms of your career? If you’re a Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Dealing With Job Search Rejection

It’s been a while since I posted because I spent most of the month of January prepping for a single job posting. That’s right. Just one! January proved to be a drought month in regards to leads for jobs in my field. On January 3, I discovered a single  posting Continue Reading →

Top Ten Things I Survived in 2011

Pretty soon we will be ushering in the New Year. Cue the annual traditions of Top Ten Lists, New Year’s Resolution creating, and get ready for a year of highly irritating “The World is Ending” humor. Before 2012 comes along, I wanted to remember 2011. It was a year where Continue Reading →

My Thesis: Fashion & Identity

Below is my Thesis Abstract. It basically lets you know what caused my great lack of blog posts and what took up my time for the past 4 months (Jan. 2011-Apr. 2011). This is the bare bones of my thesis project and all that it entailed. As usual, copyright and Continue Reading →

Graduated again! Just like that, life changes…

Graduated! May 14th, 2011! I can hardly believe how quickly it seems to have happened. In August of 2009, I moved to Pennsylvania. I still remember flopping onto my bed & breathing a big sigh after I dropped of my parents, and later The Girlfriend (now, The Fiancée) at the Continue Reading →

Good & Bad News in CT- Layoffs to Railways

So, I woke up this morning after a much-needed extra 2 hours of sleep to good and bad news going on in CT. Mind you, I’ll be moving back there soon and was hoping to eventually get a job there. That whole “need money to buy stuff” thing that I Continue Reading →

Endurance & Discipline >> Sunday Sense

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” Buddha  (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.) As I complete my Master’s degree, all I can think about is the nature of endurance and the Continue Reading →

Getting Past Finals Stress in 5 steps

How do you get past stress for finals? As I finish my thesis work and my final assignments, I can’t stop thinking about when I will be done with all the stress. When will it end? There are five  ways I use to get rid of finals stress: 1: Maintain Continue Reading →

My Austria Trip (November 2010)

Here is one of the first catch-up posts. (I should be working on my thesis, but I honestly need a brain break.) There won’t be too many of these since I want to post about fresh events and need to finish my thesis. I visited Innsbruck ,Austria from November 10 Continue Reading →