I have (finally) managed to form a dissertation committee for my doctoral program. I have my chairperson, methodologist, and my reader, as of yesterday. Summer session ends on August 26 and Fall session begins August 29. So, if the goal is to complete and defend my dissertation within one year (i.e., earn my diploma), that means I have only two semesters to get shit done. No pressure, right? 

I did manage to sneak away to Lake Tahoe earlier this month. It’s nice to occasionally forget one’s adult responsibilities, and the existential dread that accompanies it. So, here’s some pictures I took.