Just eight days ago, I was so optimistic about the year and titled a blog post “2021 is off to a great start!”… and then January 6th happened. I still have not processed what happened, or how anyone can have so much disdain for democracy that they are willing to kill because their candidate lost.Continue reading “Optimism?”

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Today is the first day of December, which is my favorite month of the year! I love all things holiday, from the lights, the gifts (giving and receiving), and the way people seem to be a littler bit kinder this time of year. Getting to spend time with those I love and enjoying the cheerfulContinue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

A Weekend in Self-Quarantine

Today, I woke up with a little congestion and a runny nose that has just gotten worse throughout the day. Any other year, I would say it’s a cold and go on with my life (and honestly, I’m 90% sure it’s a cold this year, too). But since this is 2020, I scheduled a drive-throughContinue reading “A Weekend in Self-Quarantine”

Mid-November Check-in

We are about halfway through both Q4 and November, and I’m super happy to report all of my goals are going well! My proudest accomplishment recently is writing an abstract for some research I had been wanting to do since the summer. I submitted my abstract for a conference I would like to present itContinue reading “Mid-November Check-in”