I’m 28 now! Here are some updates!
This semester marks the end of my required coursework for my PhD in Sociology from Georgia State University. In the Spring, I will take my comprehensive exams and defend my dissertation proposal.
My birthday (November 18th) marks the one-year anniversary of the death of my uncle. Today (November 27th) also marks the one-year anniversary of the last time I spoke to my mother, and this Thursday (November 29th) marks the one-year anniversary of the death of my mother. Over Fall Break, I flew to Copake, New York to visit my aunt Cecele, my uncle’s wife and my mother’s sister. We devoted the week to them and shared memories that strengthened our bond. I shared with her how formative my trips to New York were for me growing up, and even still. I am not a fan of Thanksgiving, but I am very glad that I was allowed a week off of classes so that I could spend time with my family and eat lots of food. Such time is rare and precious to me.
Also, GSU really should give us more breaks, I’m just saying. On that note, Georgia State has a union now! If you’re interested in knowing more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re relatively new, but I’m excited about it!