Tag Archives: grad school

relief

After two years of juggling cancer and grad school, I have now finished grad school and am left with just cancer… and a master’s degree. I will get a job before too long. But right now, it’s noon on a … Continue reading

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my big speech

I have another video. I’m not asking for another date in this video… I don’t think my boyfriend would like that. But if you stick it out til the end, I do ask for a job. My master’s degree will … Continue reading

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urgency

I’ve had this post called urgency in my head for a few weeks now. I guess I lacked the urgency to actually put it down on the page. Urgency has been a theme over my past few weeks. Now that … Continue reading

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priorities

Until recently, there was never any question about my priorities. I wrote way back in October that “my first priority has to go to my health, my second to my emotional well-being, and my third, to school.” It has been … Continue reading

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sweet home Chicago

I have been thinking about this line from my post last week a lot: “I won’t ever be the girl I was in Chicago again.” You see, I used to live in Chicago. Those of you who know me are … Continue reading

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not thinking about cancer

This week I have become the grad student that I hated. I have been spending my days and nights eating, sleeping, and drinking maps. I’m in this mapping class, and for the midterm project and now the final, the best … Continue reading

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choosing my battles

Because I am choosing my battles today and everyday, I am choosing to write about an aspect of the healthcare system that drives me crazy instead of stressing myself out trying to fix it. In a perfect world I would … Continue reading

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stupid prices

Truth be told, I would much rather fix the health care and health insurance system in this country than pay my medical bills. But the reality is, I still have to pay my medical bills. Remember that scan two weeks … Continue reading

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the cancer card

Sometimes, when you have cancer, you just have to play the cancer card. I don’t play the cancer card much because no one can tell i’m sick and a lot of times it takes a lot more effort to explain … Continue reading

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honesty, honestly

Grad school involves a lot of meeting new people. So tonight I was meeting new people, and I was talking to one of them about missing writing because we are both reformed journalists now pursing different careers. And I mentioned … Continue reading

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