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Dealing With Rejection

Yesterday, I found myself in a coffee shop, on the brink of tears, staring at an email and trying to process it. I applied early decision to UCLA’s autism testing clinic. Multiple people proofread my cover letter, I updated my resume all the way in the summer, obtained all recommendation letters way in advance, andContinue reading “Dealing With Rejection”

šŸ•ŽBlognukkah Day 2: Application and Thriftcation

Good morning, friends. I woke up with a single goal on my mind: to apply early decision to UCLA’s autism clinic. Today was the first day that the portal opened. Apart from a hiccup with our home printer (“you have ONE job!” I told it jokingly, when even my mom couldn’t get it to work),Continue reading “šŸ•ŽBlognukkah Day 2: Application and Thriftcation”

My 5 am Morning Routine + starting my third year

Today was crazy. I am the only intern present on Wednesdays. So today I was not only a psychologist but also a barrista, snack deliverer, secretary, runner (any time the supervisor called my name), and weight lifter (the board that we have patient names on is heavy). On the bright side, I now make aContinue reading “My 5 am Morning Routine + starting my third year”

A Time Capsule for Future Me

Hi friends. It’s July 30, 2022. I had the idea of doing a time capsule for myself to look back on one year from now. Where are you now? The truthful answer? In my bed, coughing. It’s a weekend, and I’ve read two books so far today. They’re from the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children bookContinue reading “A Time Capsule for Future Me”

Why You Should Spend More Time Alone

On New Year’s day, my family went to Siesta Key in Florida. I’m not the biggest “beach” person, but on this day, I told myself that I’d go for a run and find somewhere to journal. I was all alone here. Just me, the journal I balanced precariously on my lap, and the occasional seagull.Continue reading “Why You Should Spend More Time Alone”

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Recently I cried in a Trader Joe’s. I’ve heard of people having breakdowns in public places but I’ve never seen one and I’ve certainly never had one. This was a first. A few minutes prior, I was parking in a “compact” space. As I was pulling into the spot, a lady came out of theContinue reading “How to Turn a Bad Day Around”

A New Chapter: July 2022

I’ve had a busy and fulfilling start to July. Let me catch you up. Highlights and Fireworks My fourth was one of the best fourths of July that I’ve had in a while. My sister and her friend invited us to a free concert with a promising fireworks display. Our spot was perfect for seeingContinue reading “A New Chapter: July 2022”

A Vacation from Adulthood

This post will likely live and die in the notes app on my phone, but it is 11:40 pm, I just submitted one of my final exams, and I’m feeling reflective. This past weekend, I went to palm springs with my boyfriend. We fried there. It was 110 degrees every day but it could notContinue reading “A Vacation from Adulthood”

Thrift Haul (vintage clothes that spark joy)

I like clothes almost as much as I like listening to people’s problems. Which is to say, I really, really like clothes. I recently decluttered a lot and realized that there were some things on my fashion “wish list”. Sundresses. A black mini skirt. A good pair of boots, since mine are worn now. Also,Continue reading “Thrift Haul (vintage clothes that spark joy)”

21 Is The Best Year

I’m in the process of writing my dissertation. I’m sure there will be many blog posts bemoaning the research process in my future. For now, I have 25 articles in my lit review, which is better than zero. I had a conversation with my best friend about it. We (well, she) did the math andContinue reading “21 Is The Best Year”