Sometime in my last semester of college, I found myself crying on my therapist's couch. Okay, this is vague - I spent a lot of my last semester of college crying on my therapist's couch. In retrospect, I was genuinely in the throes of an existential crisis, but a major perk of being incredibly high-functioning … Continue reading On being mentored
I started bullet journaling over winter break. It has been one of the better decisions I have made in the past few years, and I've seen the direct results of embarking on this organizational journey in my day-to-day life. I'm less anxious, more organized, I remember both short-term and long-term goals; the act of putting … Continue reading On discipline, or how I’m learning to stop self-flagellating
Home is where I hang my hat - and maybe it's the fact that my hats have found perches in various corners of my new bedroom, but I have never felt like an alien in 119 Light Hall. I am greeted by familiar things; my roommate's lacrosse stick; our microfridge deluged by various teas and … Continue reading Update
Thirteen years of school officially ended a few months ago - but today, the next leg of my life is set in stone. For the first time, I don't really have many words, but I'll try to be as eloquent as possible regardless because I think this does garner a little speech. I went to school today … Continue reading UPDATE OF THE BEST KIND
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with need for Boston. I can’t sleep, even though I’m fatigued, I can’t rest though I need rest. I’m just reinforced with this desire, this all-encompassing motivation to do something, anything that will make me feel as if I’ve secured that part of my future.The fact that I’ve seen Boston for myself - … Continue reading Short Note – Dreaming about Boston
Considering that for many people I know, this is the pivotal year regarding university admissions I figured this would be a good video to watch. Lex is right. Just because you don't get into your first choice, or even your safety school, doesn't mean you have to succumb to futility and completely give up on life.
If you have the drive to accomplish something, then you will always, always find a way. So often people simply don't ask people about their options and that is a big mistake.
Ask. Find alternatives. But don't give in if things don't work out the way you thought they were going to. I've been there, and it sucks, but I was lucky enough to be given another chance. Not everyone gets that luxury but even then, it's not worth it to just give in. What's the point of working hard in school if you're just going to go, "screw it," and give up on everything.
If it's a problem, there will always be a solution, and if it doesn't have a solution, then it isn't a problem. But if you're passionate enough about something, then don't allow yourself to give in.
Let's be honest, I'm not the best person to handle stress. I need my sleep, I need to relax, and I need to have breathing space. In contrast, I am a ridiculous overachiever, I'm way too ambitious and passionate, so my need for relaxation is pretty much ignored. I also take things to heart.So when I'm … Continue reading Ironing out the kinks