So my brief hiatus has turned out to be not so brief. I’ve always been an optimist and usually overestimate what I can get done in a certain time period. Grad school has been quite a challenge due to the workload, and like a lot of people, I was also thrown into a tailspin after the election. While the political environment probably won’t change for the better, school will be over in a couple of weeks. Did I say I was an optimist? It’s more like a realistic optimist – the glass is always half full, but I always suspect it might be half full of crap. 😉 Thanks for bearing with me.