I am a young academic who is transitioning out of graduate student mode and learning to become a professional. I am preparing for my doctoral exam and dissertation by reading, writing, and discussing ideas. I am an incurable optimist with a great fondness for tea, books, food, and almost anything the BBC chooses to produce. My great love is my husband, The Chancellor, a Deutschophile and swimmer. Together, we are QueenBess and the Chancellor, an unstoppable team. I love God and all His creatures.