Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One Day . . .

Happy Wednesday, good people!

When I was on campus yesterday, my advisor started talking about how she and her husband went to see Life of Pi over the weekend.  I said I wasn't going to see the movie until I read the book, but given that I rarely read for leisure these days, I just don't think that's gonna happen.  Hubs bought the Blu Ray, and I want to watch it.

Thinking about how I rarely read books for leisure anymore made me think about all of the other things that I want to do once this wear-out called graduate school is over.  And so on this hump day, I present some of the things that I daydream about doing once I defend this dissertation.

When I cross over to the other side, I want to:
1. Read for leisure (duh, already said that)
2. Take a ballet class -  Years ago, I used to dance - tap, jazz, high kick (for real), lyrical. I was even a  lieutenant on my high school's dance team. I can't wait to slip back into a pair of dance shoes and leap and twirl.
See that first little chocolate drop seated on the first row? Yup, that's me!
3. Re-take some high-level math courses and enroll in a few world religion courses -  This will probably happen once there's been some good distance between me and the doctoral program.  I want to do them at my own leisure, minus the pressure of grades and pleasing a professor. I just wanna do it for the love of knowing more. 
4. Use all of the cool kitchen gadgets we got for our wedding - We use a lot of them, but some of them haven't even been unpacked. 
5. Learn how to really bake, and bake the good stuff, too! Biscuits and cobblers and stuff
6. Shop for "real clothes" again -  The laid-backness of grad school is nice, but I can't wait to dress for success again.  I was a teacher who wore suits and heels to work, and I plan to be just as sharp in my next position. 
7. Hang out more with my girlfriends -  We hang out now, and I see some more than others, but I don't see any of them as much as I'd like.  
8. Travel - Hubs just sent me a link to a cool concert in the UK this summer. I'm planning to go dissertation free!
9. Get Invisalign -  As soon as I'm done and I'm back in the world of work, I want to straighten my teeth. I've been for the consultation, and I'm ready! 
10. Get back into wearing makeup - between writing and exercising, I don't get the opportunity to get glammed up as much as I'd like. I plan to revamp my look when I'm all done. 

These are a few of my ever-expanding list of "to dos."  But as the saying goes, I'm doing what I have to do in order to do what I want to do in the future. What about you?  What kinds of things are on your "one day" list? 

Until next time . . . I'm off to do what I have to do. 


  1. I would like to sit around and watch TV (without guilt) once my dissertation is done.

  2. Love this! I need to find my list. I think it's buried under student papers somewhere. Keep grinding, my sister. You are almost THERE!!!