about me

I’m a culinary psychologist (obviously a pseudonymous field) a few years out from her Ph.D. who gave the tenure-track job search the old heave-ho. It was not an easy decision, as evidenced by many of my blog posts. However, it was a decision that had to be made, and I am now coming to terms with it while seeking work outside of academe.

This blog started as a chronicle of my graduate school years.  I started out a bit wet behind the ears, but with a supportive Spouse, a fantastic advisor, and a tribe of loving friends and family, I made it out OK.  I recounted my experience with coursework, conferences, lab work, comprehensive exams, the dissertation process, and my forays into real employment.  In the process, I met a guy, moved in with him, adopted a dog, got married, had serious health issues, sold a house, traveled the world, and became who I am today.

Now I am blogging elsewhere, but keeping this up in case some other aspiring academic needs to feel less alone.


4 thoughts on “about me”

  1. I am SO right there with you. It feels like I’m starting to walk the Green Mile toward some scary but welcomed end. Somehow I need to get to the end of this. As Jerry Clower used to say, “Just shoot up here amongst us. Somebody’s got to get some relief.” (let me know if you need this interpreted) LOL. Thanks for being there for me!

  2. Hi! I’ve nominated your for a Liebster Award, a fun way for bloggers to help each other out by promoting each other. Check it out: http://boardingpasstraveltips.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/a-liebster-award-nomination/

  3. I’m sorry I’m catching up soo late, but would you mind emailing me your new blog link, please? I would love to continue following your writing elsewhere, and seeing how your life and new adventures are unfolding! =) – Yasmine @ sweepthesunshine.com

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