I hope you all had time to celebrate a little! I got a little carried away in costume planning one day. It was worth it, but now I’m paying for it by frantically trying to finish a grant proposal before tomorrow’s looming deadline. I’ve secluded myself in what I like to call “The Isolation Chamber” – a room tucked away at the back of my house, away from distractions generated by roommates, spouse, or large windows with a view of the outside world. Having a place where you can really focus is critical in graduate school. So whether you prefer a desk at the library, the backroom at Soma coffeehouse with your headphones on, or a room like mine, find your happy focus place and use it when the deadlines loom!