The guest blogging continues! I want to thank everyone who has expressed any interest in it. I wasn’t expecting that, and it’s nice to have something more social to go along with all of the hours I’m spending writing alone.
It wasn’t until I was talking to a friend about it that I realized it was by complete accident that I volunteered to write 20 guest posts. I had decided to say yes to everyone, but I had only expected a few people to be interested. I actually questioned whether anyone would see my tweet since it was a Sunday. I thought I might have to ask again on Monday.
I was wrong, and it quickly reminded me of that time I said, “So I’m thinking about vlogging every day in August.” When I expressed my doubts to Treavor and other friends about whether I could really do this, they all said, “of course you can.” So it hasn’t been easy, and I have been writing a lot, but this has been an obviously worthwhile challenge.
Here are the previous guest blogs, and you can find the new ones below.
“Finding Balance (Or Not) As a Grad Student” on The Tao of Grad School
Alex is interested in whether balance is possible in grad school, so I shared my experiences. I haven’t written as much about grad school lately as I did when I first started blogging, and it was interesting to revisit some of the mistakes I made as a young grad student.
“On Being a Smart Girl” on Adorkable Me
The theme of Erini’s blog is being true to yourself and owning up to your nerdiness. I decided to write about the slow way I grew into my identity as a smart girl. I had this whole evolution from remedial reading class to grad school that shaped the way I think about myself. I forget that the people I meet now don’t know this about me.
“A Ballad to Blue Moon, Castles, and Giggles” on Phampants
Pham requested a ballad to Blue Moon, castles, and giggles, and I delivered a ballad to giggles, because nothing more really needed to be said about Blue Moon and castles. Laughter really is the best medicine, guys. Take it liberally.
“I Have No Idea What I’m Doing” on Pooping Rainbows
So basically I gave a theological explanation for why I have no idea what I’m doing. I know it doesn’t mean as much to other people as it does to me, but this is why I study theology. So that the world makes more sense. And it was nice to admit that I don’t know what I’m doing, because I know I sometimes give the opposite impression.
“What I Know About Giving Advice” on Pure Katherine
Katherine has written a couple posts about advice I have given her, so I wrote a little bit about giving advice. It’s a difficult part of friendship and I have a lot of thoughts on when and if you should give advice. I also wrote about getting advice, which is something that is kind of new to me. Somehow I never thought to ask anyone what they thought I should do about anything until I was in my late twenties.