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The Struggle is Real, Y’all

“Because when I was a struggling graduate student in film school, I often had no money. And so I often had to choose between wine and things like toilet paper. […]

It was wine or toilet paper.

Wine.

Or.

Toilet paper.

The toilet paper did not always win.”

– The Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes

Girl, if that doesn’t describe the entire experience of graduate school, nothing else does. I analyze my sleep with Fitbit because I like horror stories, and I average, in a good week, 6 hours. But most weeks? 5 hours.

So on Tuesdays, I buy romance novels when they come out. I don’t always read them right away — they go on a digital TBR like a sweet candy treat that I can have when I get to a major deadline. I’ve got about six waiting for me.

You gotta figure out how to get through the day.

And I’m saving the wine for the end of the semester.

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