Monday, April 13, 2009

Thought this was Interesting

In doing some research for a project, I came across some interesting information regarding graduate students. Ahem...

"67% of graduate students said they had felt hopeless at least once in the last year; 54% felt so depressed they had a hard time functioning. What is more, in the same study, Fogg reports that 10% of graduate students surveyed reported they had considered suicide.   This indicates that for some, the extent of the stress is more than they can handle.  In a study completed by Hyun and colleagues (2006), 40% of graduate students reported feeling exhausted and 46% reported feeling overwhelmed frequently or all the time."  

Yeah, that sounds about right! 

We had a good Easter Sunday. We opted out of the 7:30 am breakfast at church and made pancakes at home. Banana nut pancakes to be exact! Yum, yum! (as Annabel would say:)
Annabel looked so pretty in her Easter dress. We started out with pigtails, but of course they came out by the time we got to church!

After church we went to friends' for a delicious lunch and an Easter egg hunt. It was so much fun to watch Annabel find eggs- she would gasp and shriek a little when she spotted one and run to get it. She became a little evil after she realized there was candy in the eggs and that she likes candy... next year it's raisins and cereal in the eggs! ;) 

Hope you all had wonderful Easters!


Tera said...

I completely remember having those feelings in grad school. And like you, I had a baby in the middle of it, so I'm sure that added to the stress. Then we decided to move during the last semester! Talk about crazy!

Love A's dress...very sweet. You did a great job on the little duck too!

Melissa Wisley said...

Don't forget that you can always use me as a way to get some free time. Bring "A" over here for a few hours if you need some study time. Seriously! All you have to do is ask.