Reflecting on How Living Simply Prepared Me to Change My Career

Recently, I wrote about our experience when our apartment’s floors flooded during the holidays for No Sidebar, one of my favorite sites about simple living and minimalism (my article is here) Sites like No Sidebar helped me to realize that I was literally making myself sicker—mentally and physically—on the path I was on. Becoming a … Continue reading Reflecting on How Living Simply Prepared Me to Change My Career

Looking Forward to My New Work Future

Why Changing Careers Fills Me With Relief One thing that I didn’t expect to feel after deciding to leave my program was relief and lightness. I thought I would feel regret and sadness, and I did and I do. But I also feel joy that all the things I worried about my program and my … Continue reading Looking Forward to My New Work Future

How I Am Practicing Doing Good Enough and Nothing More

I’ve been procrastinating writing this for a while. I finished my comprehensive exams and then orally defended them this past Friday. And not only was I exhausted, but my anxiety was at a peak as long with everything that came with it. I wrote six essays around fifteen double spaced pages each. Only one shorter … Continue reading How I Am Practicing Doing Good Enough and Nothing More