5 Years & 8 Weeks Married | Jake’s *FIRST* University Interview Request!!!

It’s finally happening!!!!! Academic interview requests have been trickling in!!!!!!! The universities and colleges started sending out interview requests around December 1st. By the end of next week or so, we should have a good idea of where Jake will be interviewing. He already has an academic interview scheduled for Monday! But the bulk of […]

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4 Years & 50 Weeks Married | Jake’s 5th & Final Year

We started Jake’s Ph.D. Journey exactly 4 years ago. At the time, 5 years of our lives on a reduced income and living like college students again felt like it would last an eternity. We wondered how we would fare financially with Cindy being the primary breadwinner. Would we still be able to experience major […]

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4 Years & 32 Weeks Married | Another Weekend Apart

We shared last week how we’ve been feeling a little spread thin recently, Jake especially. So Cindy decided to spend the weekend with her parents- giving Jake some much-needed undistracted, undisturbed time to focus on his work. Working from home has its perks, but one of the downsides is that it is very hard to […]

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4 Years & 28 Weeks Married | What Does Jake Even Do?

It seems no one really quite understands what exactly Jake does as an Econ Ph.D. student. He’s like Chandler from Friends! Most people seem to think he does stuff with money, finance, stocks, or some sort of accounting. Cindy likes to joke that Jake just sits at his desk from 9:00am to 9:00pm writing random […]

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4 Years & 15 Weeks Married | A Little R&R

“Revise and Resubmit” that is! That’s the big highlight of the week!!! A few months ago, Jake and his colleague submitted a paper they wrote to a journal. The chances of getting your paper accepted in this journal are very VERY slim. In fact, in the field of economics, it is extremely difficult to get […]

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3 Years & 31 Weeks Married | Making it Work: Nursery Office Combo

We finally have the baby’s nursery put together and thought we’d give a tour! And share how we made space for both baby and Jake’s office in our second bedroom. We’re pretty fortunate to have moved into this bigger space a year ago. We probably could have made it work in our old apartment, but […]

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