Reward or Necessity?

So, what is self care exactly? When do you do it? Do you only allow for self care after you’ve gone through a period of extremely hard work? That’s what I used to do. I wouldn’t allow myself a break or period of treating myself unless I achieved a specific level of success. That was … More Reward or Necessity?

New Lows…

The depression was hitting hard today. I couldn’t make it out of bad. I almost cancelled my Chinese lesson. The only reason I didn’t was because it’s a virtual class. I couldn’t do anything today. Barely had enough energy to write this. Couldn’t read. No appetite. Last night, I was thrown out again. I make … More New Lows…

I Didn’t Do Enough

Graduate school ends relationships. It’s a mentality that many hold. No, I haven’t searched for the statistics on how many relationships actually end because of graduate school. However, a quick google search will yield numerous articles and forums all along the lines of, “Did graduate school kill your relationship?” No, I’m not going into the … More I Didn’t Do Enough

Yummy Cupcakes

What a mess! I woke up late today, and it totally threw off my whole morning. My sleep schedule is very off, and I need to get it back on track. I used to be an early riser and would go to bed around 11 PM. Now? Now, I may be awake until 3 AM. … More Yummy Cupcakes

It’s Science Time

And today marks the start of the new science section! I am making a conscious effort to read more science unrealted to my own research. I want to stay up to date with science and what’s happening outside of my own benchspace. I’ve never blogged about science before, so be patient. I will attempt to … More It’s Science Time

Baking In The Sun

You know when it’s really hot out, and you’re expecting a refreshing breeze? Your hair is lifted off of your sweaty neck, and you’re waiting for the aaaah moment? Today is so hot, that the wind is also hot. It feels like a giant hair dryer is behind teasing the thought of cool breeze that … More Baking In The Sun

Shhhh….

It can be terrifying signing yourself up for graduate school. My PhD program is 5-6 years of intense work and multiple hurdles you must get through. Know that the people in your program are going through the exact same thing. There are mental health resources on campus that you can seek out. Not all departments advertise this. Find it for yourself. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap I did. Your situation doesn’t have to be permanent. … More Shhhh….