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Take a meditation moment

Meditation is not something mystical or difficult to do. Like most things, it just takes practice. However, PhD students are workaholics, and it’s hard to escape that persistent, “I should be writing,” mantra constantly echoes in your head. 64 more words

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"The higher you climb, the better the view."

Today marks the first steps of my latest and probably most exciting adventure yet: I received my acceptance letter to Western Carolina University for the English master’s program. 78 more words


Fail better

Failure only happens when you quit. Otherwise, it’s just like any other step toward progress and success. My colleague and blog co-writer, Aubrey, has written… 241 more words

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Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 36 (Season 2 Last Episode): What I Learned from my Second Draft

Whew! As promised, my friends, I have a very meaty entry for you today! I’ve done a big writeup on why my 2nd draft of my dissertation took so long, and what I learned from it. 2,234 more words


Avoiding Real Life Word Vomit

These last couple weeks I’ve been a hypomanic mess. No catastrophes of screaming in parked cars or spiraling into some horrible disfigured version of a panic attack that is incapable of being photographed into sympathy. 687 more words