Where do I even begin? 2022 was transformative, to say the least---a whirlwind of a year that truly flew by in the blink of an eye. I spent 2 incredible months living and working in London, took a life-changing course, ran a course on AI and the brain, experienced the power of prayer...and so much… Continue reading Once Upon a Poetry Class, 2022
thankful for home
I haven't written in awhile, primarily because a lot has happened in my personal life this past year and I've barely found time to even process it all myself. Being an internal processor also means that it's often hard for me to find the right kinds of words to express the complexities of what I… Continue reading thankful for home
In 2021, color filled my world again
For the past three years, I have written yearly reflection posts summarizing lessons learned and emotions experienced in the past 365 days. Last year in particular was extraordinarily difficult (as we can probably all agree with), and really forced me to rethink my priorities and purpose. And this year, even as restaurants started opening up… Continue reading In 2021, color filled my world again
A Home, A Haven: My Room
A room isn't just a place you sleep—it's a home you retreat to for respite after a long day, a quiet place where you contemplate and meditate, a haven for deep thoughts and long phone calls held in private... In this post, I take you through one of my most intimate spaces: my room.
Thoughts and reflections on Year Three in Boston. Some high & low-lights include: pandemic sadness, PhD progress, burning out, moving, and falling in love.
The Value of Mentors
A high school student emails a physician scientist...(A story in emails)
My reflections on 2020 in the form of a prayer-lament. "Those who know me know that I enjoy writing and sharing year-end reflections on the Eve of a new year. But this year in particular, it’s been hard to find the right words...Though in many ways I am still grieving 2020 (perhaps you are, too), I wish you a Happy New Year and eagerly await our vaccinated embrace. Joy shall come."
Tickles n’ Tidbits
The first of a new blog series where I explore books, quotes, podcasts, etc. that I find interesting or thought-provoking. In this installment, I talk about (1) a book about mathematical thinking and gender, (2) a podcast interview with renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel, and (3) a quote about a woman poet and writer whom I admire.
Everything is Limited by Time
An unexpected conversation.
"He was a professor of biomedical engineering at Hopkins. R was eloquent, with a calm demeanor. Control theory equations sprawled across his blackboard..."
Thoughts and reflections on Year Two in Boston.
"Today marks two years in Boston, and the end of my 2nd year in grad school. After a tumultuous Year One, I thought I was set for a somewhat more “stable” feeling year Two. But Two felt...lost. A loss of direction, voice, and health. I struggled to find the right research questions, and questioned whether I was cut out for the academic life."