Category Archives: My life

Just my ramblings

Being an introvert isn’t an excuse

I’ve been pretty mopey in a lot of my recent posts because I’ve been left out of things and have been feeling lonely and unwanted. It seemed like people were being especially cold to me, and I didn’t understand why. … Continue reading

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Why does this keep happening?

Two weeks ago, the night before I was leaving for the conference, I got home from lab and ran into my roommate. I keep using different names for my roommates, but whatever. In this post, their names are Lisa and … Continue reading

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Conferences: get used to being uncomfortable

This is my fifth national conference since being in grad school, and my third week-long intensive conference. This one is the big boy that happens once a year that everyone in my field goes all out at. It’s been referred … Continue reading

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I fangirl so hard

I mentioned this before, but I’m at a week-long national conference right now, and I presented my research yesterday as a poster. I was just hanging out, talking to a slow trickle of passers-by who were vaguely interested in what … Continue reading

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Travel Anxiety Part 2: It’s happening…

So I leave for a week-long conference tomorrow morning, and I just now found out that my credit card has been de-activated. The reason is because I was supposed to receive a new credit card by now, but I haven’t, … Continue reading

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Working in retail made me a better person

It made me better at how I interact with other people. Like I’ve said many times before, I’m very, very introverted. I’m shy and awkward. I affectionately refer to myself as a creepy shut-in. Interacting with people on any level … Continue reading

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I need praise like I need oxygen

If I’m not continuously getting praised, I shrivel up and die.  I need to constantly be told that I’m doing a great job, that someone’s impressed with what I’m doing, that my work is of top-tier quality. And it’s not … Continue reading

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