The Heat of Scrutiny and Praise

Yesterday I successfully defended my thesis to my committee, which was comprised of: Dr. Troy Glover (Reader), Dr. Sanjay Nepal (Committee Member), and Dr. Bryan Grimwood (Advisor).  I began my 20-minute Powerpoint presentation with a video that took my examiners on a virtual hike of my research on the trails, then had to respond to two…

Welcome to the Wall!

Today I completed a lengthy and laborious three-day move, while simultaneously cat-sitting for my parents. After a week of burning energy in an effort to distract and occupy my mind, I have finally hit a wall. My normally anxious antics came to an abrupt stop around 1:30pm today and I collapsed, unable to go on….