Posts from category: personal.

  • love, personal, writing

    when to cut out shitty people

    I'd really like to tell everyone about my experiences in Portland without injecting some important moment of clarity in there-- but of course, that wouldn't be authentic to my style of writing, and honestly, I cannot see Portland without a particular event colouring the entire trip. That being said, Portland was wonderful. Portland is a strange place because it reminds me so much of San Francisco, but more relaxed and...

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  • academia, personal, travel, writing

    life lately: the imposter syndrome, amsterdam, and calendars.

    My days have looked a lot like this lately, so I don't really know what to say to you, really. I could tell you that my life is in a complex state at the moment: I'm always busy finishing a paper or studying for an exam (thank you, Immunology-- the only class where I seem to have something due each week,) but I feel stagnant, and my life seems to be...

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  • personal

    fresh starts: spring semester

    I might be getting ahead of myself when I say this but: damn, I feel really good about this semester. I'm thinking it's partly because I'm aware that this will be my last semester in my post-bacc program, but also-- I'm giving myself another year to reflect and think about what I really want. While I was grappling with the options, I have officially decided to take an additional year off to work,...

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  • personal

    2015 to 2016: a look back

    [caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] My boyfriend, Tobi, and myself at his company holiday party.[/caption] Note: Here is my annual reflection on the past year. I've written about 2013 here, and 2014 here.  If 2014 was meant to be a year of immense growth, heartbreaking and learning how to be more comfortable in my own skin-- 2015 took this karmic lesson and further pushed me to the limit with it-- kicking me in the ass repeatedly. This...

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