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Blognukkah ✡️ Day 14: Sick Day, Writing, + Winter Break!

Hello and welcome to my Monday! I’m starting this blog post at 11:40 am. This morning, I didn’t sleep well yet again, so I had more coffee. I feel like I start every blog post with that sentence, oops!

It was a cozy kind of morning, the kind that calls for fuzzy socks and fresh appreciation for being on winter break.

I started off the morning by posting an online ad for my freelance writing and editing services. Writing and editing essays, particularly personal statements, is a skillset that I want to go back to using. I used to help graduate students write their papers while I was at UCLA. I would love to get back into it. Next, I checked my email and noticed a response about the confusing practicum site. This practicum has a website mentioning only therapy and not assessments. Then, a few students let slip that this is exclusively an assessment site. The latter turned out to be true.

This information will help me write a cover letter that highlights only my most relevant experiences, but a part of me is sad that I won’t get to do therapy. I will reply to the practicum coordinator to ask if there is any therapy at all happening at this site. Either way, I am sure that my practicum will prove to be an enriching and enjoyable experience. One of my friends gave wonderful advice for writing the cover letter. Among other things, she thought I should emphasize my writing skills (since I spend so much time blogging, lol).

My goal today was to finish 4 assessments total. I decided to finish 2 and then do the other 2 after a trip to the store. That was when the day took a turn. I had to get out of the car in the middle of the drive and sit on the curb because I wasn’t feeling well. “You are not going to betray me like this, body,” I thought to myself. It turns out that I was just extremely dehydrated. But I ended up having to lie around on my bed for about an hour feeling unwell.

After that, as soon as I felt better, it was right back to business! I finished up my remaining 2 reports and sent resources to a client who needed them. In the evening, my friend Peri called me, but I was distracted by the reports I had to finish, so we decided to call each other tomorrow at 8 pm instead. And that brings us to the present: me, at 11:20 pm, writing this blog post. Catch you tomorrow!


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Hi everyone! I started my doctorate in clinical psychology in fall 2020. A google search revealed that there are no current grad school blogs for psychology students. Anyway, I happen to know a girl who wants to document her journey to getting a doctorate (spoiler: it's me). Welcome. Hope you stay awhile!

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