planning the spring sea-mester

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Though I cannot in any way profess to be one of those talented planner folks who create works of art in tiny week-by-week boxes, I do get a lot of mileage out of my own organizational tools: after all, I’m a grad student, a TA, and a snail mail-er who enjoys carefully cataloguing every letter I send and receive.

I use a bullet-journal style notebook for to-do lists and keeping track of assignments, but I’m happy to have this larger planner to maintain a sense of the bigger picture.

(I’m typing sentences like that last one in an attempt to convince you that there are many logical reasons supporting my ownership of this planner, but let’s be real — I’m mostly in it for the mermaids.)

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New Posting Schedule!


Happy Friday, everyone–though, oddly enough, this might be the last Friday post you see from me for a while!

You’re probably well aware by now that I’m applying to doctoral programs this fall (while also simultaneously working full-time), and as my first deadline approaches, I am officially switching my blog posting schedule to a biweekly Tuesday/Thursday situation!

Blogging (and writing letters, and so forth) is my very necessary respite from thinking about all things art historical; I certainly don’t want to take a complete hiatus, so a modified schedule is my best compromise.

For the next two months, then, you’ll see new snail mail/crafting/stationery posts on Tuesdays and style/photography/whatever else later in the week. By the time January rolls around, you can expect my usual thrice-weekly schedule to resume: after all, I have to do something to occupy my mind while I wait anxiously for admissions decisions in February and March.

See you Tuesday for more of my postal adventures!

P.S. If anyone else out there happens to be undertaking a similar graduate application quest and wants to vent/stress out together/engage in a mutually beneficial proofreading swap, let me know!