I haven’t published anything in quite some time because we’ve been relishing in our new found freedom! Being married to a PhD student, at least in this particular program, is quite the test in year 3 of the program. Last year my husband spent all year reading a mountain of books in preparation for his comprehensive exams. No vacations. No weekend trips. He worked evenings and Saturdays in addition to his regular work days while I picked up more of the childcare and cooking to help him succeed. (By the way, he passed!) You aren’t here for a lesson on marriage, but I’m going to share one anyways. While we aspire to an egalitarian marriage, there are some seasons in which one of you will be doing more of the domestic “stuff” and that’s okay. Not saying it was easy - it wasn’t - but I was fortunate that my job was less intensive this past year than in previous years when he did more childcare and cooking.
We are taking more weekend trips and planning vacations now that...Read More