What is this?

I used to have hopes and dreams of being a science communicator. Turns out, I don’t think I’m cut out for that. That didn’t stop me from trying for a while, which was how Standard Deviations from the Beaten Path as a blog title came to be. It got retooled a couple of times along my trajectory through the life-school plane, got noticed once or twice and picked up a non-zero amount of traffic, but was ultimately under maintained and forgotten.

This time it’s just my story. This is me asking you if you’d like to share your story. I’ve been to graduate school and I’ve dealt with mental illness–two things that aren’t all that relaxing on their own, but combine to form a maelstrom of thoughts and feelings that aren’t very easy to sort out. Maybe writing about it will help me. Maybe reading about it will benefit you. Anyhow, we’ll see how this goes–anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst.