Ah, midterms. There is no such thing for us grad students and I am thankful for that.
I guess we have our own version of assignments and mid-semester busy time grading undergrad work but I find myself thrilled to know that we are halfway to the end of the term and the winter break. I am loving my courses but not loving being so insanely busy trying to balance coursework, a thousand pounds of reading, teaching an undergrad course, work and some family time. This past weekend was fantastic and really made me appreciate how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful city and to be privileged enough to attend grad school. I find myself marveling at the beauty of the fall leaves while walking around campus this week. It is still nice enough to study outside in the sun instead of hiding in the library basement.