Hello From the Other Side

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Hello. It’s me. How are you?

It’s been a long time since I last posted on this page, but I have a lot to show for my time away, including my first-ever blog post for the African-American Intellectual History Society (of which I’m a huge fan), my first-ever article for the Coordinating Council for Women in History newsletter (CCWH Newsletter), and a brand-spankin’-new post for Nursing Clio. Add to that four or five fellowship applications, accepted CFPs for two national conferences (fingers crossed for a third!), and two nearly-finished chapters of my dissertation. With a list like that, I’ve got myself a hiatus for which no apology need be offered… she typed halfheartedly.

Just because I’m not particularly inclined to apologize for my time away doesn’t mean I want to stay away any longer. As some of you know, I’m a big fan of New Year’s resolutions—and “Academic New Year’s” resolutions, for that matter. So here’s my resolution: I’m going to write for SMDS at least once a month (and twice this month, since I already missed January). This goal is born of the realization that there’s only one person I routinely fail to accommodate in my writing schedule: myself. I don’t miss deadlines for anybody else. It’s not uncommon to talk about writing as a form of exercise, and I’m finding that fitness, be it physical, emotional, or artistic—is not a high enough priority in my life.

I’ve got a list of topics I want to write about that’s about as long as my arm, and I look forward to digging into that list over the coming year. Until then, though, I want to thank your all for bearing with me, supporting my non-SMDS ventures as much as you have, and understanding that, to a certain extent, this—posts like this, where I point out the conjoined nature of my successes and failures as a grad student—is what SMDS is about.

 

“The Six Million Dollar Scholar” is the personal blog of Andrea Milne, a Ph.D. candidate in modern U.S. History at the University of California, Irvine. To get the story behind the blog’s name, click here.

2 thoughts on “Hello From the Other Side

  1. I love your remarkable, potent writing and voice, I can hear Alice, Sidney, Kalindi and YOU in it. One of these days we have to get together. Are you ever in LA?

    Love, Sasha _____________________________________________ Sasha Anawalt Associate Professor of Professional Practice Director, Arts Journalism Masters Program http://annenberg.usc.edu/artsjournalism USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism 3502 Watt Way, Suite 307C Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281 Twitter: @SashaAnawalt T: 213.740.1818 | E: anawalt@usc.edu

    From: Andrea Milne <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Andrea Milne <comment+e3kf9fuxouwvcf-qwkj01z@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Monday, February 15, 2016 12:59 PM To: Sasha Anawalt <anawalt@usc.edu> Subject: [New post] Hello From the Other Side

    andreamilne posted: ” Hello. It’s me. How are you? It’s been a long time since I last posted on this page, but I have a lot to show for my time away, including my first-ever blog post for the African-American Intellectual History Society (of which I’m a huge fan), CCWH News”

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