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    I cannot express how badly I need a vacation. I'm in the last year of my graduate program. And in the last several months I have been crazy busy.

    I recently defended my dissertation proposal...now the big writing needs to start.

    And yesterday, I e-submitted all 19 of internship applications. While I'm done with them and just have to wait on rejections and hopefully interviews, it's still nerve-wrecking! The ratio of spots available and people is not good. I believe that around 400 people in the nation didn't get matched. I just don't want to be one of those people this year, but then I'm sure no one does. I'm so nervous.

    I'm exhausted mentally.

    I would love to be going up to the Mount Washington hotel in NH. Never been, but it looks lovely. I want to put on jeans and a sweatshirt, and sip hot coco on the porch there. No tv, no internet, and definitely no cell. Just me, the beautiful area, and my Kindle.

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    Sounds lovely. Perhaps you should plan it as a treat for all the hard work you have put in.

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    I wish, but I don't have the time or money to go another state right now.

    The interviews that I hope to receive will be throughout the country, so that's where my money will be going.

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    Any chance of taking a day or two off and just totally chilling at home with no work at all?

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    your not the only one billie not had one for 2yrs next week :(

    good luck tho with the work :)
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    Take some time for yourself, Billie. Do something that will allow you to totally veg on work related, and academe related issues.

    Listen to me now. JUST DO IT!






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    In this field, especially, you MUST take time out for yourself. It is imperative for your own mental health.

    Now, if you don't have time to go to another state, perhaps there is somewhere close by you could hole away to for a night or two? Travel Zoo is a lovely site with lots of great last minute deals.












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    I'm trying to relax some this weekend. But you know, since school has been busy, my house has been neglected. I need to do laundry and clean up a bit.

    I have some netflix that I'm going to pop in tonight and tomorrow.

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    It's cold and rainy today and a movie while snuggled up on the couch sounds like a plan Billie. You really do need to just zone out and relax!!

    If you need me, you have my phone number

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    forget the household chores, they can wait.....do something you WANT to do, rather than something you HAVE to.




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