Q: Do you have any suggestions specific to unfucking your habitat after a move? I moved the beginning of April but I am still drowning in a sea of boxes, and I feel overwhelmed every time I start to unpack, partly because I don’t yet have designated places for things. I also have some cognitive […]
Ask UfYH: It Needs to Go
Q: My partner and I are planning to buy our first home in the next 18 months after 10 years of renting. We’re both very excited but I have one big concern. THE HOARD.
About this time last year, my daughter and I were boarding a plane to Pakistan. This is not a sentence I ever predicted I would be typing out. We are not Pakistani, or even South Asian, but of hearty Polish, German and Irish decent, and we do not work for the government or the military. […]
First Impressions: Alaska
I moved to Alaska about four weeks ago without much of a plan. Here is a non-comprehensive list of things I have noticed or observed about my time in The Last Frontier.
I have moved about six times since my initial move to Portland, Oregon almost four years ago. Not all of the moves have been voluntary, because if I had planned it better, I would have researched apartments more thoroughly and stuck with a place longer. But due to hindrances like financial constraints versus convenient locations, […]
Moving Across the Ocean
While I’m stuck at Washington Dulles airport because the airplane crew is delayed, I’m wondering if this really is happening: if I’m really on my way to North Carolina to start looking for an apartment. And more importantly: how the heck do you adjust to the idea of moving from the Netherlands to the States?
The 5 Stages of Moving
Our dear Pileofmonkeys gave some really good advice about moving the other week. It’s very practical. But I’m not practical.
The UfYH Guide to Moving
So, you’re moving. Fun! No, wait. The opposite of that. Moving sucks, but there are things you can do to make it suck maybe a little less.
There’s not room for relaxation, Persephoneers.
Thanks to several wonderful list-servs, I receive a lot of emails about graduate school positions, post-doctoral positions, academic jobs, government jobs, and even industry jobs. These emails pour in year-round, but they make up an especially prominent proportion of my inbox in these early fall months. When discussing this trend with a friend (woops unintentional […]
First, I have to start with some apologies for the extended, somewhat unplanned hiatus of the Positivity Challenge. What started as a couple of weeks for vacation turned into much more (which I’ll explain in a moment). After this week’s Challenge, we’ll have a few more weeks of hiatus, but I promise I’ll be back […]
How to Travel the World
In June 2007, I graduated from college and decided there wasn’t much reason to stay. With an economy already in decline and no bites from any employers, I told myself I would leave the US before September 1, 2007. I left mid-August and I’ve been on the road ever since.
Lunchtime Poll: Fun With Numbers
Happy Friday, everyone! Who is ready for the weekend? I just moved 2 weeks ago so I’m very ready to have some downtime in which to finish all my organizing and unpacking.
Firstly, it is entirely Selena’s fault that everything currently occurs to me in the metaphor of a zombie apocalypse.
It’s midway through the freakin’ month of November. It’s the Ides of November, if you will. And I’m just realizing that my current lease is up in about 45 days and I do not want to stay in this (shitty) apartment anymore. So, I’ve got to move.