I did not just work out in 2018. I did lots of new things: I took a wilderness survival course, played Dungeons and Dragons, and made my own sourdough bread. I shared some of it here on RSJ, but there are a few that are my favorites.
Winner for the most absurd: Gonna Take Some Time To Do The Things We Never Had, Or Why The Music Video For Toto’s Africa Exemplifies Graduate School. I stand by this sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
The one where I really got out of my comfort zone: To Build a Fire. I took that wilderness survival class and now I know what I don’t know and know that I would not make it in the wilderness, but I can make a fire.
The one where I admitted I do kind of love my hometown: Thoughts on a Hometown. Still never moving back. Nope. Nope. (Watch it happen.)
Winner for the most accurate: The Dissertation Writing Process. Can you just hear Freddie Mercury and David Bowie singing “Under Pressure” in the background? It worked though. 2019 will see me defended and the little letters P H D after my name. What happens after is TBD.
The one where I explained reality to Joan Didion: In (And Out) of Bed: A Response to Joan Didion. Joan, darling, migraines are gruesome. They are not glamorous. They are gross.
136 blog posts, mostly consistent with some time off in October and November. It has been fun.
See you in 2019!