And I realize how sweet a life can be

sem-break I have nothing to do.

Well, actually, that’s not true. I have some books to read. But the only due date is the library due date.

Yes, fans, my first semester in graduate school is duh-duh-dun-dun-done. I am on break and I’m going to stay that way until January 11th.

This is my favorite thing about the academic life, these long breaks between semesters. I get very tired during the regular semester, so I’m glad to get this spell of rest. This way, by the time the new semester starts, I’m ready to rock and roll.

Not all of my grades are in but so far, so good. I did really well in my sociocultural anthropology courses. I had one other course, a core course in biological anthropology, that was a bit of a struggle for me, so I’m not expecting to do quite as well. But let’s just say that I’m no longer fretting that I’ll be asked to leave the program after my first year or something like that. Yeah, it’s grad school and that’s a whole different level from undergrad, but I’m doing just fine.

Once again, I remind my children of one of my favorite sayings: The best revenge is a well-lived life. I’m sure they’re tired of hearing me say that but it fits.

Perhaps a different way of saying the same thing? Karma is bitchin’!
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