Self-talk for when I doubt my ability to EVER become fluent in one of my foreign languages
Tags: just keep practicing foreign languages grad school academia comparative literature comp lit
Most people’s reaction to the sentence “I’m getting a PhD in Comparative Literature”
Tags: at least people are still reading when they read 50 shades of grey that's what I tell myself at least also magazines really anything in print that isn't the internet really any reading grad school academia comp lit comparative literature books
When I start to feel alone in my exasperation at all the social injustice that our greedy, capitalistic, patriarchal, racist, classist, sexist, homophobic, selfish and closed-minded society, both sustains and demands
Tags: misanthropic for a reason disappointed in the scotus and just about every other branch of government academia grad school war on women racism sexism homophobia the patriachy classism
Upon realizing that I spent/will have spent basically my entire 20s in school
Tags: also debt wasted youth third life crisis academia grad school grad student problems wasting my 20s
When I say to myself “I’m not going to analyze this movie critically or theoretically” and then…
Tags: can't have nice things literary theory critical theory pop culture is ruined culture industry things grad school ruined academia grad school grad student problems
When a peer asks if I’ve gotten started on any of my summer work
Tags: unless we count the part where I am watching reality tv for research i'm good at that part grad school academia grad student summer no work procrastijuly
Trying to pay off my sleep debt by forcing myself to sleep for 11 hours at a time while I have the time
Tags: no sleep that's less than 10 hours sleep debt paying it off before my real debt in roughly 20 years grad school academia summertime coma
Stumped in trying to remember what my degree is (Comparative Literature), I overhear my mom just tell someone I study “Education”
Tags: maybe a little bit but they're not even in the same building comparative literature momfusion grad school academia
When someone has the audacity to try and move one of my carefully arranged book piles
Tags: book piles library hoarder they all have meaning yes I have read or will read most of these bookshelves are for schmucks grad school academia too many books research
Faced with summertime freetime, I trick myself into thinking I enjoy camping/hiking/nature for periods longer than like…two hours.
Tags: I should be reading indoors somewhere outdoor allergies I live in colorado but I am a wuss grad school academia summer break nature fail.
Pontificating on the grad school experience. Using GIFs.
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