As I settle in to my role as a full-time writer, one obstacle after another has tried to chip away at my hope and chipper ideals for my future as a published author. I've had my fair share of personal losses, bouts of self-doubt and futility, and looming questions about which career path I'm meant to … Continue reading Reflections on Defeat and Embracing the Writing Life
This Blogger Has Graduated!
Hello fellow bloggers! I'm so happy to return to WordPress with a new title: Master R-M Calzada! This past Friday, I had the emotional honor of walking the stage with the most dedicated and brilliant minds at our university. After three and a half years of tears, sweat, smiles, blood, and many obstacles, I made it … Continue reading This Blogger Has Graduated!
Last Semester of Grad School
This circle of mine is drawing to a close. It's a little stunning to think that almost three years ago to this day, I was sitting in my very first graduate-level course at the University of North Texas, ready to absorb all that my professors had to offer regarding basic counseling skills and theories. A neophyte. That's what … Continue reading Last Semester of Grad School
Trifecta Triathlon 2015
I can't believe it. After losing my dad in June, my relationship three weeks ago, and being sick for three days just last week, I raced the Trifecta Triathlon on Saturday, September 20. The dawn sky was surreal in its hues of blue and rose. This was my eleventh triathlon and my seventh Olympic distance … Continue reading Trifecta Triathlon 2015
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