BUSY Work Week In My Life: Long School Days + Seeing Clients! 💗

Monday Missing buses has become a pattern of mine. Partly because of sleep deprivation, partly because business casual outfits are hard to put together. And I know you would be surprised to read this, but my mornings have been better when I’m late. My mom, the heroic morning chauffer, drops me off at the nextContinue reading “BUSY Work Week In My Life: Long School Days + Seeing Clients! 💗”


Today the good morning guy said “good morning, miss!” from the entrance to the subway, same as ever. “Your ‘good mornings’ make my day,” I told him, meaning it. He grinned. I asked if I could buy him a pastry in gratitude. It’s hard to tell if he’s homeless, but even if he’s not, whoContinue reading “Exhausted”

Week in My Life | Leading Group Therapy + Sleep Struggles

Today marks the conclusion of the busiest week of my entire life. School officially started, and so did practicum. I wake up at 6:20 every morning and the day passes in a flurry of bus rides and classes. Every morning that I get off the bus, I am greeted by a cheery homeless man whoContinue reading “Week in My Life | Leading Group Therapy + Sleep Struggles”

I started my 2nd year of grad school

For the past two days, I was at my grad school. We were learning the WAIS and WISC assessments in person, so we had to come in before school technically started. I feel exhausted. NOT because of the school or because of the people in it! The people at my school are a delight, andContinue reading “I started my 2nd year of grad school”

*calm before the storm* A Day in My Life Preparing for Grad School!

Hi friends, I’m coming to you from the stationary bike at LA fitness. Proof below, just to set the scene: Pedaling here in the middle of the day feels like the calm before the storm, because tomorrow is my first day back on campus! Although our official first day back is August 30th, second yearsContinue reading “*calm before the storm* A Day in My Life Preparing for Grad School!”

Becoming an Organized Person: Decluttering Everything + Planning My Life

I have a confession. There is one thing that kept me from reaching my fullest potential at work, in school, and in life: being a disorganized person. For the past 5 years, I haven’t had a planner. “How does she remember any deadlines?” you wonder incredulously. Every day, I’d check Canvas and go look atContinue reading “Becoming an Organized Person: Decluttering Everything + Planning My Life”

If We Were Having a Cup of Coffee

My mom and I were watching fireworks from my sister’s bedroom window, perched nearly on the roof, and she told me that I have a lot to be grateful for. Not in the way that parents typically tell you, which is, “you should be thankful, I do so much for you”. More like, “objectively, Vera,Continue reading “If We Were Having a Cup of Coffee”

Almost Done With Year 1 of Grad School!

Hello everyone, I am exhausted as I begin this post, which is great because you will get my unfiltered perspective on things (that I will no doubt regret in the morning, haha). Lots of things are on my mind. One of them is class. As I joked today, even when I’m not in class, IContinue reading “Almost Done With Year 1 of Grad School!”

An Embarrassing Situation in Class

It all started with my morning oatmeal. Armed with a bowl of oatmeal in one hand and my laptop in the other, I asked my sister to bring some frozen berries. “That way, I can keep my camera on,” I explained. She pulled out a bag from the freezer that we can refer to asContinue reading “An Embarrassing Situation in Class”

Learning How to Do Therapy + Day In My Life!

Something has been bringing me tremendous joy lately. You may expect me to say that it’s a chocolate bar, or my cat sleeping in a circle (pic below). And while those are comparable joys, this time, my source of happiness is learning CBT (cognitive behavior therapy). Up until now, I’ve learned how to administer assessments,Continue reading “Learning How to Do Therapy + Day In My Life!”

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