Don’t Guilt Trip People about Not Traveling

After my overseas jaunt, I was riding off the “wanderlust” high and read travel articles every time I had a break from schoolwork. I was planning to change majors and research careers that allowed me to travel around the world (because apparently that could be a job). Then I found a few travel blogs that smack sense back into me and reveal the dark side of traveling. The Travel Guilt articles.

Reflecting and Adjusting

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   The last couple days of April are upon us. Writing challenges are wrapping … Continue reading Reflecting and Adjusting

Keeping Inspiration Alive

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   Nothing is more harrowing to an aspiring creative when the ideas stop coming … Continue reading Keeping Inspiration Alive

Staying Committed

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   April is a big month for aspiring writers.  Many writing contests and challenges … Continue reading Staying Committed

Stumbling Giraffes

I stumbled. I had gotten used to the consistent improvements in my mental and emotional health.  I was writing regularly.  Work was hardly a worry.  I was being more social and trying new things. Then the insomnia freight train hit me. I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night.  Everything was irritating and the … Continue reading Stumbling Giraffes

On Rekindling Passion

High school teaches us that our passions only matter when we can make money from them. University teaches us that our passions don’t matter because we can’t make money from them. Your life’s passion must be business-related, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.  You have to do well in courses, take on as many internships as … Continue reading On Rekindling Passion

Between Social Butterflies and Stony Professionals

I'm only a few months away from the end of my one-year temporary lab job.  A few more months of running around labs and meetings as if I'm training for the Boston marathon. Those same few months are the barrier between having income and being broke. Naturally, this means sending out volumes of job applications … Continue reading Between Social Butterflies and Stony Professionals