Welcome to Life Philosophized!
My name is Anna. I started Life Philosophized to reflect on and share my experiences in life. I love exploring nature, running, rock climbing, and good thoughts and conversations. I travel quite a bit and I hope to keep that up in the future. I’ve spent four years of my life pursuing philosophy: I have a Master’s degree and I finished my first year of a PhD program.
After completing the first year of my PhD, I decided that I needed to stop. I asked my department for academic leave, left the States where I had been studying to go back to Toronto, and then moved across the country to Vancouver. I spent a year in Vancouver, living with my partner, working in higher education, and exploring the outdoors as much as possible.
On this blog, I wrote a bit about quitting a PhD and transitioning into a job after leaving academia. This post–Things I Learned After Quitting My PhD–got the most hits. You can find all of my articles on the topic under the category Life After Grad School.
In the fall of 2016, we moved to Toronto. Here I continue to work in higher education by day and write on this blog as well as work on several other passion projects by night.