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  1. Marcel
    May 10, 2018 @ 1:56 pm

    Yes, I love all the advice. It refers to most people nowadays. I spent so much time in front of a computer that it makes me feel depressed. Time for a change!


  2. Erin
    May 10, 2018 @ 2:16 pm

    I really need to get away from my computer more! Great reminder. 🙂


  3. Mimi
    May 10, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

    You did an amazing job! Congrats for your first year! And these tips are great


  4. Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    May 10, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

    These tips are really great ones to follow even in your career! Congrats for completing your first year


  5. Jen Karner
    May 10, 2018 @ 2:56 pm

    It’s great hearing you talk about how to deal when your brain tries to guilt you about things, and reminders to step back and breathe every once in a while.


  6. Annaliese
    May 10, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

    CONGRATS on finishing another year of school! I so enjoyed this post and learning more about your education and course of study. Props to you for hanging in there through all of the tough aspects of school!

    xoxo A


  7. The Travel Bunny
    May 10, 2018 @ 3:31 pm

    Good luck on your grad school journey, Tara 🙂

    As for me, when I was a student, I’d read and study during the night, in bed, or at my desk if I needed my computer. I enjoyed doing it at night because it was quieter and involved fewer interruptions.

    Highlighting helped with my notes and printed materials.


  8. Jocelyn, aka the Vegan Hostess
    May 10, 2018 @ 5:10 pm

    I’m glad you survived. You need to do whatever it takes. When I was in law school, I bought SOOOO many lattes!


  9. Hannah
    May 10, 2018 @ 7:39 pm

    Great tips, Tara! And congrats on Year One. So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Sure your mother in law would be so proud of your academic successes. Way to stay the course!


  10. Katie
    May 10, 2018 @ 8:16 pm

    Congrats on finishing your first year! Even though I’m still in my undergrad, these lessons are still super helpful!



  11. Rachel R Ritlop
    May 11, 2018 @ 6:38 am

    SO happy grad school is behind me! It was roughhhh (I couldn’t handle the professors ego’s) For me, it was just taking a lot of deep breaths. The school work was easy, i’d just never dealt with professors who were so awful. #SMH


  12. Deborah
    May 11, 2018 @ 9:25 am

    Great tips!! My boyfriend is currently in grad school and I’ve heard him saying a lot of similar things that you’re saying here.


  13. Sarah
    May 11, 2018 @ 9:58 am

    My husband just finished up his graduate degree, and I totally agree with the get up and move. It’s easy to get focused and forget to take care of yourself, but the truth is that it makes you feel so much better! Congrats on the first year down!


  14. Ruya
    May 11, 2018 @ 10:58 am

    I agree about how awful it can be to be in front of a computer all day! That’s what my job requires and I always walk outside during lunch so I can feel reenergized again.



  15. Tiffany Khyla
    May 11, 2018 @ 12:02 pm

    My boyfriend is going to grad school this year. I’ll definitely have to share these tips with him.


  16. Taylor
    May 11, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

    Congrats on finishing your first year!!


  17. Le
    May 11, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

    These are fantastic tips that can be used for anyone! Working remotely these are things I have to consider especially getting up to move.


  18. Southern & Style
    May 12, 2018 @ 11:10 am

    I graduated two years ago this May, but I distinctly remember my years spent as a student & there were tons of stressful times. I remember studying for hours and then just needing a break, so I would take a quick walk around the block and it helped so much! Just some fresh air and sunshine could make all the difference in recharging me for a few more hours of studying when I got back 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style


  19. Audrey - With Love
    May 13, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

    Completing your first year is such an accomplishment! I know how frustrating dropping that class felt, but it was the right thing to do and i’m sure your husband appreciated you being there for him and his family. Good luck in the fall!


  20. Ashley DTKAustin
    May 14, 2018 @ 4:31 pm

    Congrats on finishing your first year!! Cheers to many more to come and hopefully they just get easier and easier! 😉


  21. Nataly
    May 14, 2018 @ 6:02 pm

    Great tips here! I needed some of these tips too! I spend way too much time on my computer.


  22. KatWalkSF
    May 14, 2018 @ 6:55 pm

    You are a BADASS and a total GIRLBOSS! You are giving me all the inspo!


  23. Kasey | Running in Heels
    May 15, 2018 @ 10:54 am

    I love this post and am so proud of you finish your first year girl! You are so smart and talented! Love these tips too, they even help me working at home!


  24. Chloé Arnold
    May 15, 2018 @ 7:11 pm

    Such great tips! I’m so glad to finally be done with grad school!


  25. nicholle demag
    May 17, 2018 @ 7:54 pm

    You go, girl! I’m not sure I could handle grad school! Undergrad was enough for me!


  26. alex
    May 18, 2018 @ 9:21 am

    YES YES YES to make healthy choices and get up and move — that is so, so essential when surviving grad school. My husband just finished his grad program thankfully – so glad we survived!


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