I agree with absolutely everything you’ve written, Michelle!
Something that I wish I had internalized a bit more was the negative impact of baby induced sleep deprivation. Everybody tells you that you’ll miss sleep after you have a baby, but I still think I was unprepared for what that meant. It’s really hard to describe the psychological torture of not getting to sleep for more than 3 hours in a row for months on end. We did sleeping shifts too, but because of breastfeeding and supersonic mommy hearing, I feel like I still woke up every 2-3 hours when Lizzie cried. There’s a video recording of me talking about current events a couple of months after Lizzie was born, and I HAVE NO MEMORY OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXPERIENCE. Watching my zonked out zombie self on camera really drove home how much the sleep deprivation changed me.
This essay sums it up pretty well: https://www.scarymommy.com/100-days-darkness-new-baby/
This looks cool, I just signed up. Hope to see you guys online.
Update: I love Focusmate and it is directly responsible for me actually getting anything done. 11⁄10, hugely recommend.
Sir, I resent your insinuation that Princeton is not a major city.
I’ll have you know our population is large enough to support a bar AND a pub. The latter only serves ice cream, but still.
Our big lectures (e.g., Will MacAskill on September 30th) are open to ALL, regardless of university affiliation. Hope you can come :)
Our weekly dinner discussion groups are also open to all. They are pretty short (60 minutes) so they’re only worth coming to if you’re not commuting from far away. Since we order food in advance for these, it would be super helpful to RSVP on facebook if you’re planning to come.
A small selection of our events will be closed due to huge demand. For example, people will need to apply for dinner with Peter Singer. This will be made clear in our publicity for each event.