“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
If you were to look at my most recent search history, you would see the following: Since finishing my first semester of graduate school and reflecting on the experience, I have put “Find Work Life Balance” on the top of … Continue reading Achieving a "Work Life Balance"
As the school year is getting started and settled in, I realized that a large concern for many students (including myself) is how to stay organized throughout the school year. Some of us are able to start off the semester … Continue reading New Semester, New Me: Staying Organized and Prepared in School
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
The past month I have been transitioning myself from the city that has been my home since birth to a new, but familiar, city. Initially, it was weird for me to think about moving away from Philadelphia. Philadelphia is my … Continue reading Finding Home
I’m a fairly impatient person. My impatience stems from the easy instant gratification I can get from Facebook and Instagram likes and Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping. But for some things, I just have to wait. Last fall, I completed my … Continue reading Mindfully Waiting
The summer after I took my GRE, I went to the career services center at my university to ask for guidance on what I should consider as I prepare for the upcoming application cycle. Instead of receiving advice on how … Continue reading How I Applied to Graduate School (After Being Told Not to)