Category Archives: Academics

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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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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I’m glad we did this together

I absolutely hate working with other people. I could probably just say I hate other people, but I especially hate working with them. I’ve always hated it. Mandatory group work in school was such a stressful ordeal for me. I … Continue reading

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I wear my stomach problem like a badge of honor

Why do I do that? I mentioned this briefly before, but I really want to dive into how mega fucked up this is, so let me quickly recap. Last semester was incredibly stressful for me due to a variety of … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bastards grind you down

Alright, so this post is sponsored by a healthy mimosa buzz (brunch with $10 bottomless mimosas just isn’t a deal you can beat). I haven’t written anything under the influence since one bad experience I had in undergrad, so let’s … Continue reading

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This is me right now.

Hello. It’s been a while. I missed you, And I haven’t been okay. I started grad school this fall. I knew what I was getting myself into. I knew that it was going to be stressful, busy, disappointing, and intimidating. … Continue reading

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