Macro Learning

When I look back over this year of blogging for Grad Life, I am struck by the incredible challenges and changes that you, my readership, have witnessed.  Perhaps some of my journey over the past year has rang true for you on your journey, and perhaps you have been inspired by some of my experiences.… Read More Macro Learning


*This is cross-posted at* “What I knew for sure from this experience with you is that we are all called. Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it. Every time we have seen a person on this… Read More Doing


‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’  -Thomas Edison I think most of us have a small, seemingly impossible dream or desire that could turn into an amazing opportunity.  It could be an opportunity to make money, but more likely, it is an opportunity for happiness… Read More Clarity

Summer Job

I don’t want a summer job. All year, I was supported by my Teaching Assistantship, my scholarship, grants, and bursaries, and my *ahem* parents.  I am in the mood to make music, to be a poor artist, to declare my passion and refuse to do anything else. What to do, what to do? I have… Read More Summer Job


In grad school, you are supposed to Specialize.  When I went into this whole thing, I thought I wanted to specialize in Mozart and Strauss.  These composers’ musics are perfectly suited to my voice – so that is what I pursued.  However, in hindsight, I think my specialization was INSANITY. From day 1, in typical… Read More Insanity


So – that was that.  My master’s degree.  Was I dreaming? I have been recently hit with the common post-grad-school realization that I can do ANYTHING I WANT!  I have no familial obligations, no contracts, no school, no… ah wait.  The financial obligations are massive and heavy coming out of this endeavor.   This new stage… Read More Post-Post-Grad

How to eliminate grocery shopping from your life while still eating healthy and sticking exactly to your budget

Recently, I have been really feeling the pain of a knee injury that kept me limping for a week this week.  So, I had to think of creative ways *not* to move, which is usually the opposite of what I try to accomplish.  However, I discovered something amazing today that I wish I would have… Read More How to eliminate grocery shopping from your life while still eating healthy and sticking exactly to your budget