After well over a decade of occasional dabbling in graduate work, I finally earned a graduate degree. Wrapping up a group project capstone exercise over the last months required working late 4 to 7 nights a week. I had imagined I would be able to get back to such things as regular exercise, blogging (is that even still a word?), finishing off a few work projects, visiting family, woodworking, and the like. That was not how it worked out.

Over the past several months I have, instead, struggled with motivation. It feels like lounging around doing nothing and getting flabby for an extended period after completing a marathon. I think I am now at a point, though, where I can try to get back on track as a participating member of society.