Hi tricia wang!
For my first dissertation-free summer, i was very anti-social except for a few 1:1 hang outs. I mostly took dance classes, focused on sleeping regularly, caught up on #rhwony, took care of Elle’s health, caught up on my own health and taxes, and stayed local. So for the last weekend of summer l felt ready to be social. So I jammed it with as much fun as possible! I ate a humongous dinner with friends on Friday night, danced at a warehouse party on Saturday night, ate pigs and danced to salsa at my block party ok Sunday, and soca’d my ass off at the #westindianparade. I always dreamed of having this kind of weekend for the last…8 years.  And I finally I had it and it didn’t feel overwhelming! For this weekend, fun wasn’t a reward for working hard, it was just a condition for existing.  I was still able to integrate work and errands into the entire weekend, but I never felt the brick on my chest to get back to my computer. Perhaps this is an indicator that I’m recovering well from PhD PTSD. Thank you to @xuhulk @mttlmy @joanlemay @kenyatta @pilarcubaneatery @zamiang @mattboch @j_wynn_ @nika_s @nicolehe for a lovely summer weekend - you’re all helping me rebalance!

For my first dissertation-free summer, i was very anti-social except for a few 1:1 hang outs. I mostly took dance classes, focused on sleeping regularly, caught up on #rhwony, took care of Elle’s health, caught up on my own health and taxes, and stayed local. So for the last weekend of summer l felt ready to be social. So I jammed it with as much fun as possible! I ate a humongous dinner with friends on Friday night, danced at a warehouse party on Saturday night, ate pigs and danced to salsa at my block party ok Sunday, and soca’d my ass off at the #westindianparade. I always dreamed of having this kind of weekend for the last…8 years. And I finally I had it and it didn’t feel overwhelming! For this weekend, fun wasn’t a reward for working hard, it was just a condition for existing. I was still able to integrate work and errands into the entire weekend, but I never felt the brick on my chest to get back to my computer. Perhaps this is an indicator that I’m recovering well from PhD PTSD. Thank you to @xuhulk @mttlmy @joanlemay @kenyatta @pilarcubaneatery @zamiang @mattboch @j_wynn_ @nika_s @nicolehe for a lovely summer weekend - you’re all helping me rebalance!

Fleshy juicy bodies glittered up with jewels and Lycra on a summer day? Yes!!!  it’s the annual #westindianparade in #brooklyn?? 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 (at West Indian Day Parade)

Fleshy juicy bodies glittered up with jewels and Lycra on a summer day? Yes!!! it’s the annual #westindianparade in #brooklyn?? 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 (at West Indian Day Parade)

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