Category Archives: Quickies (Less than 500 words)

I feel dead inside.

I’m going through one of those phases where I don’t feel anything except anxiety or nothingness. The anxiety isn’t the productive kind that has fueled most of my productivity in grad school; it’s the kind where all I can do … Continue reading

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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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A few months ago, I initiated a weekly sub-group meeting for a small group people in my lab that work on similar projects.  I decided to try this out to prevent people from spending time on problems other people already … Continue reading

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Screaming into the void isn’t so bad

Because I just recently got back into the habit of blogging again after close to 2 years—and because the episode of The Handmaid’s Tale that I was watching wouldn’t stop buffering—I went back and reread some of my previous posts … Continue reading

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Hey there ;)

Hey you, It’s me, Iris. It’s been a while. 2 years—almost. It’s hard keeping up with things. I do really well for a while, and then I slip up, and the longer I wait, the harder it is to get … Continue reading

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Still Drinking Year-Old Coffee Grounds!!

The title is actually not a statement on how cheap and unhygienic I am, but a nice way of saying Happy Birthday to my blog, Used Coffee Grounds! I want to give you guys a special thank you, but first … Continue reading

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We Need to Have Conversations about Mental Health

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to write a post expanding on a comment I left on another blogger’s post yesterday. I’ve been thinking about mental health a lot lately, and Annabelle wrote a fantastic post yesterday on her blog clouds … Continue reading

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