Playing in the Dirt

13 September
I'm one semester into grad school here at Cornell University, where I am pursuing an M.A. in Archaeology. This is proving to be one of the hardest things I have ever done, on many levels, so words of encouragement are appreciated, and if I ever seem like I'm whining, this is one of my few outlets, so get over it.

Severely ADD, though never diagnosed, my life is a constant battle to keep myself entertained and focused. Otherwise I expend great amounts of energy only to change my mind or forget what is is I was doing. I have worked in retail, museums, night clubs, science labs, theatre, film, video games, and am now an archaeologist, which is ironically what I was actually trained to do. However, the more creative aspects of my life still routinely rear their heads and try to undermine my academic aspirations by whispering sweet nothings about how I should really just run off to LA or NYC and work in theater and forget this whole career thing entirely.