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T minus five months to 30

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I know, logically, that turning 30 is not a big deal. Emotionally, however, it is a big deal, to me anyway. While I’d love to be able to say that I’m completely immune to the hegemonic, old-fashioned, patriarchal bullsh*t that surrounds our society, I’m of course not. I do feel panicked about turning 30. I am not sure why, but I do. If you’re older than 30, you may be thinking, ‘lol, JUST WAIT ‘TILL […]

go, go, go

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Don’t let this serene winter landscape fool you – things have been hectic and crazy AS PER USUAL*. So, what is new? Glad you asked: 1. My 1-year work contract has miraculously been extended to a permanent position, so THAT’S HAPPENING. 2. We’re moving! Again! To Uppsala, but for real this time. GOODBYE gruelling 1.5 hours commute from southern Stockholm and HELLO adorable little Swedish farmhouse (with a forest for Winnie to roam freely) that […]

adulting, by kelly williams brown

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If you’ve been around me for more than 30 minutes in the last three weeks, you may have heard me mention my new favorite book… {sorry Conrad, I’m talking about it again!} I picked this up from the library before our mini-moon, and could not put it down the entire trip! As Kelly Williams Brown clarifies early on in the book, adulting does not have anything to do with adultery, but rather, how to adult […]

life after college

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Hi friends!Welcome to May! In a few weeks it will officially be one year since I completed grad school, which has got me thinking about the past year. Despite having been in school for, oh, let’s say, the last 20-or-so years, I think I probably learned the most about myself during my first year out of school! I thought it might be interesting (and possibly helpful) for any near graduates to hear about my struggles […]