The second week of my comp mode is coming to an end. This was a week of intensive writing and tearful good-byes. Two fellow students from my cohort (who advanced to candidacy) left Vancouver, reminding me that academic and campus life is unstable and in constant state of flux. It is also coincidentally what my … Continue reading Per Aspera Ad Astra. Comp diary, week two.
My grandmother always ends our phone conversations with: "Good-bye, I love you and I am very proud of you". She thinks I grew up to be independent, free spirited and brave. She prints photos of me reading in the library, standing on the mountain top, or just playing scrabble with friends. In her eyes, I … Continue reading Stage one, slowly moving onto two