Thanks in no small part to a wonderful faculty adviser, mentor, and all around inspirational person, I am back on track with my qualifying exams. Barring any major concerns the graduate committee might have with my proposal, I'm hopeful to have a complete green light later this month. In the meantime, I'm getting back into my freshly revised reading lists.
I'll be using this space extensively to sort through my thinking, which is what this space has always done for me. Reading, writing, thinking, learning -- and facing forward again.