Keeping a blog is hard
This semester has undoubtedly been busier than the last one, in part because of a much needed elective, but also because I've gotten enough of a lay of the land to take on an extra project and brainstorm things for this summer and start thinking through a dissertation topic (as elusive as that continues to be).
Sadly, I'm currently working most weekends. Gladly, I can see in realtime the new methodological skills I'm gaining and the more complex theoretical reasoning I'm doing about problems. In short, I'm starting to adopt that researcher/PhD student label as an actual part of who I am.