My first summer after graduation has been an interesting one to say the least. Nagging me for most of it was that I wished I had asked my adviser for more time between finishing school and starting work. Finishing Stanford on its own was exhausting, but I’ve been through intense schooling pretty much nonstop since the summer after fifth grade when I began a program to prepare me for the transition to private school in Manhattan. When my adviser gave me permission to take a week off after I’d asked halfway through the summer, I learned a valuable lesson about speaking up and making my wants and needs clear.
I’m returning from a two-week social media hiatus, which included a week of travel for myself and some time with family. My intention is to revitalize my blog and to use it as the primary way for people to keep up with what I’m thinking about and doing. We’ll see how that pans out in practice… For now, welcome to the updated kristianbailey.com and feel free to look around for my older content.