Hurry Sickness

“What is ‘hurry sickness’,” I wondered, eyeing the title of a podcast episode with deep suspicion. As if we need another sickness to ravage the earth when we are so close to being done with covid-19! symptoms: irritability (see how you react around those closest to you); hypersensitivity (a minor comment could throw off yourContinue reading “Hurry Sickness”

I Asked a Coworker About Her Salary | Day in the Life 🌆

Life has been stressful. Whenever I hear a statement like this, I wonder if the person is stressed because of their circumstances or because they have an anxious personality. Right now, for me, it’s both. Why has stress become my default setting? Recently, I took on a new case. The kid I work with isContinue reading “I Asked a Coworker About Her Salary | Day in the Life 🌆”

What I Wore This Week and How I Spent It 🌸

Hello friends, and welcome to another post about my outfits. The previous one was well received, which makes me think that a) you guys like my clothing or, more likely, b) pictures make reading easier. Either way, this is a democracy! You asked, so I will deliver. Monday Starting off with a sequined top, whichContinue reading “What I Wore This Week and How I Spent It 🌸”

A Week of Outfits for Work and Grad School: Trendy + Cute!

Monday: 8 Hours of Class! Hello, friends, and welcome to a very different post. What some of you may not know (I say even though I start each post with a picture of myself) is that I love fashion. Tie your sneakers and stow all accessories safely under your seats, because this fashion adventure willContinue reading “A Week of Outfits for Work and Grad School: Trendy + Cute!”

I’m Living My Life Despite the Pandemic (here’s why)

Today, my stepdad attended religious services for the first time in a year. My mom and I are visiting our friend’s son; we last saw him when he crawled and spoke fluent gibberish, but he is now two years old. Tonight, I am going out with my friends. Why? My family is vaccinated (each ofContinue reading “I’m Living My Life Despite the Pandemic (here’s why)”

How to Not Lose Yourself in a Relationship (and other parts of my day) ❤️☀️

I’ve been reading a lot of anti-Valentine rhetoric, and I think the other side must be heard: the side of cheesiness, of posting pictures for the sake of it, of listening to Taylor Swift and dancing around your room. I am a cynic by nature, but on valentine’s day, I transform into a red-and-pink wearing,Continue reading “How to Not Lose Yourself in a Relationship (and other parts of my day) ❤️☀️”

A Busy Day of Interviewing and Studying! 📚 *I’m so happy

Hello, friends! I am approaching today with the kind of vigor that comes with being a morning person or after consuming a large cup of coffee. It’s going to be a busy day. On the menu, we have 1) a paper to write, 2) a stats quiz to study for, 3) my top choice practicumContinue reading “A Busy Day of Interviewing and Studying! 📚 *I’m so happy”

How to Have a “Misery Day”: Self Care Routine!

Hello, friends! Today’s post is different, and a little satirical. Today, I am a) getting the second vaccine dose, and b) starting That Week of the month, the one featuring cramps and unexplainable bouts of crying. Therefore, I am jokingly calling today my “Misery Day”. My mom says there are two types of people: victimsContinue reading “How to Have a “Misery Day”: Self Care Routine!”

8 HOURS of Class: Day in the Life ☀️

Hello, friends! Welcome back to a tradition called “Vera Posts an Off-the-cuff Blog Post About Anything that Comes to Mind at 10:45 pm”. Aka, a day in my life. I hope you’re not reading this as late as I am writing it. Today started off productively, as I hoped it would. I spent 30 minutesContinue reading “8 HOURS of Class: Day in the Life ☀️”

Going Back to UCLA 🌇

Today, I visited UCLA, which is the school that I attended as an undergraduate. It has been aptly nicknamed a “ghosttown”; the once-lively sidewalks and soliciting on BruinWalk have been replaced by a somber and 6-foot apart reality. Despite the weird campus circumstances, I discovered that I missed it. Maybe I missed in-person education moreContinue reading “Going Back to UCLA 🌇”

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