random thoughts


Heyyyyyyy, everybody.

It’s me again!

I’d semi-forgotten about my blog for a while, but over the past couple of weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time reading through some of my favorite blogs, and they’ve got me feeling inspired. I have ideas! I have enthusiasm! I have a new (definitely free, definitely very un-flashy) WordPress theme!

What I don’t have is a clear sense of what my Blog Topic will be going forward.

I can’t tell you how strong of an impulse I’ve been having to go through all of my old posts and just DELETE THEM, DELETE THEM ALL, and start a fresh, new, perfect blog with an amazingly creative topic that I haven’t yet thought of, that would rise from the ashes of the old blog, with nothing but a big beautiful blank screen full of possibility, so I could feel that feeling, you know, the feeling when you crack open a blank new notebook on the first day of school or start a brand new diary, and there is absolutely no record of any messy handwriting or half-baked ideas or weird random doodles or scribbles or cross-outs or ink blots or other unsightly gobbledy-gook.

But I’ve managed to suppress that impulse. At least for now. Because it is actually kind of nice to feel like I have an established corner of the Internet already, even if I did abandon it for a while. And maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea for me to focus on letting go of the idea of perfection or polished-ness anyway.

By the way, I am absolutely astounded by the bloggers of the world who are able to write for years and years and maintain a consistent topic. Incredible! I clearly am not able to do this. Lucky for me though, this blog has kind of a vague name, so I could probably write about pretty much anything (except maybe yacht ownership) without it seeming too supremely odd.

A few updates…

I am still paying off my student loans, for those of you who have been reading this blog for a while and may be curious. I currently owe about $38,000. (My starting point was $57,000 in January 2016.)

I’m at a new-ish job and am having a lot of mixed feelings about it. I’m not going to talk about my job too specifically here, but suffice it to say that I have a particular type of clinical license and I work directly with patients in a healthcare setting.

I still live in the same apartment in Boston, with no laundry facilities [insert scream emoji] and two housemates. Actually one of my housemates is moving out and a new one is moving in. Which I’m feeling excited about because it will give us all a chance to clean and reorganize, etc.

I’m still very upset about pretty much everything related to the current U.S. president and his administration. I may write about this on and off when I have specific thoughts to share, but in general I’m just trying to follow the news as much as I can and attend protests when I feel it’s the right thing for me.

I’ve been trying to do more cooking and home food prep after eating out a TON this summer, and honestly part of me just wants to write about that topic and make this into the world’s 1,628,734,889th food blog. And maybe I will. Hahaha! We shall see.

But in the meantime, this is a blog without a topic. And for now, I think I’m okay with that.

Thanks for reading.


16 Comments on “Hello.

  1. So stoked to see you back here! I love hearing the life updates — high five on that MASSIVE debt paydown! I know you will have lots of interesting things to say, and I will be happy to read them, whatever topic(s) they’re on. 😉 xo

  2. It’s great to hear from you!

    I’m a current PhD student- 4 years deep into grad school with 3 to go. I always love reading your perspective on academia & the financial trade offs of pursuing a graduate degree. It makes me feel like there might be a light at the tunnel after all. I’ve never commented on your blog or anything before but wanted to let you know that it’s amazing to see a new post again 🙂

    1. Hi Marie! Thanks so much for saying hi! 🙂 Haha, yeah, I definitely have lots of thoughts about academia (and I’m sure you do as well by this point). Don’t worry, there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel! It will happen!

      By the way, I’m impressed because you sound like you even have a projected graduation date — I didn’t feel like I could estimate when I would be done until I was very close to the end.

  3. YAYYYYYYY! I’m so glad you’re writing again. Please keep going. We’ve missed you <3 Loved the updates and you know my opinion on the theme…you don't need one! haha. BUT I really did enjoy your money thoughts and I think it's a topic that touches all areas of our lives and is pretty powerful. It's bigger than us but also something we can use as individuals to help change the world.

    1. Thanks, Taylor! 🙂 Who knows, maybe I’ll write a post about the money stuff again sometime. I like your positive way of looking at it, that we can use money as individuals to help change the world. 🙂

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