Path to PhDiva

Hey friends! Sorry it’s been a little while, but today I’m back and sharing a post several of you have asked for – how I got to be a PhDiva. I want to start by saying this post is honestly hard for me to write because to me, having a Ph.D. is simply a job credential. It does not define me, my relationships, or my way of life. So, do not mistake this post as some high on the hill story of how I overcame a bunch of adversity to become a college professor and PhDiva. 😉

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Office Hours: A Day-In-The-Summer

Hey friends! I’m back with another installment of my “Office Hours” series where I share what it’s like to be a college professor. I always love reading “day-in-the-life” posts, so here’s what my Wednesday was like this week. If you want more info on what I do all summer, check out this post.

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Office Hours: Summer Schedule

Hi! I’m so excited to kick of my new series “office hours” where I will share some info about my life as a PhDiva. Today, I’m starting with one of the questions I get asked the most: “so, do you even work in the summer?” Well, here’s the scoop for you.

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The Value of Taking A Break

When was the last time you sat down and completely turned off your brain from work? For me, it was this weekend while I binge watched 13 Reasons Why in our new bed that I can’t seem to get out of. #sorrynotsorry But in all seriousness, taking a break is essential to your success, health, and overall wellbeing. Here are my top reasons you need to take a break, and my favorite ways to spend that time.

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5 Tips for Working from Home

Happy Hump Day! I’m excited to share this post with you as the beginning of an ongoing series about managing your career. I’ll share more details about this with you next week! 🙂

As a professor (ahem, PhDiva), I’m fortunate to have some structure, but also a lot of flexibility with my job. I do not have a traditional work from home job where I need to be online from 8-5, nor do I work from home on a regular basis or schedule. My job requires a lot of self-discipline and internal motivation. Aside from teaching, I set my own schedule and my own deadlines (for the most part). So, I’m forced to figure out how to motivate myself and for a homebody, that means figuring out how to be productive without being in my formal office. Here are my 5 tips, I’d love to know what works for you!

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