Growing Pains, 2019

Greetings from the Grand Canyon! My family and I are thankful to be wrapping up 2019 in the beauty of nature:

beautiful shadows and light-play in the Canyon

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On Childlike Passion

Recently, I read Mastery, by Robert Greene. Greene’s perspective on choosing what to do in life begins with looking at what you liked in childhood. He claims that people forget what kind of obsessions they had in childhood because they listen too much to the clamor of outside opinion, or the superficial allure of wealth. Yet, often times, what you enjoyed in your childhood is what you will have a deep interest in all the way through to adulthood.

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Goodbye, 2018!

White Mountains, NH

2017 was life-changing, but 2018 was nothing short of a rollercoaster. In 2018, I read, wrote, learned, traveled, made big decisions, took risks, and invested in many relationships that were important to me. 2018 brought this sense of urgency in everything that I did. Perhaps it was the sentimental feelings that came with graduating, or even just the general desire to seize my youth, but I felt that there was just so much to learn, to see, to process, and to grow towards, and that I needed to do it all now.

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All About PhD Applications

Hello friends! I’ve been meaning to write this post ever since I completed the entire grad school application cycle, and I’ve finally gotten around to it (in time for the beginning of the next cycle, yay!) 🙂 My earnest hope is for this post to shed some light on the application process, especially since it seems a little black box-y when just getting started.

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