Like many, during quarantine I have engaged in many tasks that I have never before. For example, I started baking sourdough bread using a sourdough starter. My friend, a well seasoned bread baker himself, offered me some of his sourdough … Continue reading Practicing the Art of Letting Go
A fun thought exercise that my partner and I like to engage in is thinking about alternate realities — what would alternate reality Queenie be doing in this moment? There could be parallel universes where I reacted to situations differently, … Continue reading Alternate Realities
Like many, I have fell off the grid with many of my previous responsibilities (i.e. blogging) and have engaged in things like Stardew Valley, Korean dramas, and embroidery during this period in quarantine. Though I would enjoy my time relaxing … Continue reading Managing Expectations
These days, I find myself engaged in various games of “whisper down the lane,” where one person shares news about school closings and shelter in place orders, and then that information is relayed to others as needed. I am receiving … Continue reading Whisper Down the Lane
Lately, I have been consumed with news about COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Whether it’s online or in person, conversations with others always involve some percept of the coronavirus — How do we protect ourselves? Should we be scared? … Continue reading On the Coronavirus: What if we die?
Not long ago, I played a game of Bananagrams for the first time. I’ve played Words with Friends before and I imagined this to be similar, with the only difference being that I was able to physically touch the tiles … Continue reading Flexible vs. Rigid Planning
“New Year, New me!” This started off as a serious statement grounded in my New Year’s resolutions — A new year is a new year of possibilities. A new year is a new year of new goals. A new year … Continue reading New Year, New Me: The Trap of New Year’s Resolutions
Ever since finding out that I was offered a place in a graduate program, I have been suffering heavily from imposter syndrome. That’s a fancy way of saying, “I may have made it and achieved my goals, but I have … Continue reading “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”: Understanding Imposter Syndrome