Project Dissertation

I moved to this fabulous city three years ago mainly to; be near an airport for travel, be able to not trade my stilletos for trainers, and to finish my doctoral studies in four years. Yes, that pretty much sums up my priorities at 30. So now I am ABD with nine months to go and San Francisco is no easy city to ignore. Although, I would argue that each experience that deters my academic writing is really just needed inspiration. Welcome and I hope you enjoy...

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Bilingual, Bicultural, and Dual Citizen. J School B.A., M.A. in High Incidence Disabilities, & ABD in Education.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Long Weekend...

In the 1990's the long weekend meant getting in the car with my girlfriends and heading out of town. We would venture out of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Ensenada, Rosarito, or to camp at the beach...no work or school on Monday meant everything. It was always a hot traffic ridden Friday commute out of town. We kept the windows down because gas was like $1.50 and turned the weekend kickoff mix on real loud. It was a ritual to be on the road by the time the mix with our favorite DJ's went on.

Funny how things change, since every weekend this year will be a long weekend as I carve out time to write my dissertation.

If we did stay in LA we found our way to a bar-b-q, a house party, onto the list of a club, and or a day at the beach. Since it was before blogs, IM, the text message, we would make fliers with the information for the weekend with our signature "Club Junkie Production."

The girls are all still in LA. Although we are not away this weekend, the truth is we are still close. The 8 of us have been together for the college graduations, 6 weddings, subsequent pregnancies, and housewarmings. This year a baby boy will be born, a baby will turn 1, a one year wedding anniversary will be celebrated: I am betting there will also be an engagement and a dissertation will be written.

1 Comments:

Blogger Julian said...

I really miss my weekends, too- for 2 years I have been doing work on the weekends because it's the only time that I have available! And this year will be no different. But, like you, I hope to have my dissertation completed within the next 9 months! Yay for us!

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