Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying to Graduate School

April 9th, 2021 At the moment as I am finishing up my bachelor’s degree and starting to plan out when I want to go to graduate school, I am running into a lot of issues while I consider what programs I want to apply to. This is would be my second time applying to graduate… Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying to Graduate School

Can you revive a dying dream?

Me in Prague- December 2018

April 5th, 2021 A few days ago I received a brochure in the mail from National Geographic. The unexpected surprise crammed into my tiny mailbox gave me a rush at first. The famous yellow rectangle framing a grizzly bear sitting in a field of dandelions on the cover, “Expeditions: Travel Catalog 2021-2022” it read. I… Continue reading Can you revive a dying dream?

Imposter Syndrome & Choosing Science

April 2nd, 2021 More than half the time I honestly feel like I don’t know what the hell I am doing. I have gone back and forth between feeling like I have a clear picture of somewhere I want to go in life and what I want to do and then writing that picture off… Continue reading Imposter Syndrome & Choosing Science

Perfection Paralysis

March 2nd, 2021 Today, while attending a Womxn in STEM virtual panel discussion I was introduced to a phrase that was new to me but one I related to greatly: “Perfection Paralysis”. Suffering from perfectionism my entire academic life I had yet to hear this term but the concept makes a lot of sense. I… Continue reading Perfection Paralysis