As I was scrolling through my LinkedIn feed last week, I came across an article titled “Leadership or Self-Care – That is the Question.” This title shocked me. I took a second to think about what the title was saying: You can have either leadership success or appropriate self-care, but not both. After reading the… Read More Self-care in Graduate Life
Well, September is almost upon us, bringing the start of a new school year. Seeing all of the incoming graduate students arrive in their labs allowed me to reflect upon my own experience of starting grad school one year ago. I came to realize that one aspect I’m happiest about is the fact that I… Read More First year on campus… But not frosh
Why would you voluntarily commit to a project in which you have to make yourself sit with the computer for longer than you anyway do? Why would you write for the blog, as if you don’t do enough writing while trying to churn out a doctoral dissertation. And you don’t even get paid (when did… Read More Why Do I Write This Blog?
‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’ -Thomas Edison I think most of us have a small, seemingly impossible dream or desire that could turn into an amazing opportunity. It could be an opportunity to make money, but more likely, it is an opportunity for happiness… Read More Clarity
A lot of people enter their universities with awe and wonder, and exit disenchanted and apathetic (or angry). I will admit to having been one of those people in the past, and I think it is normal. After all, we are paying the universities big bucks to teach us things, stretch us, force us to… Read More McGill is Awesome
I have been feeling very keenly lately the urgent need for variety in life. All year, as my posts have reflected, I have been intensely focussed on one current, ongoing goal, which has really taken all of my energy. The broader questions I have been asking myself lately have been: What is really going to… Read More Everything but…
As I draw closer to graduation, I find myself turning down opportunities. I use all kinds of excuses – I (almost) have a Master’s degree and deserve to earn more; It’s not worth my time for that price; or the killer: What If Something Better Comes Along. However, all too often, something better does not… Read More Opportunity vs. Money
After my angst-ey previous post, I bet you are wondering, dear reader, how things went in Berlin! Things went fabulously – everything that could have gone wrong went right, and everything that could have gone right went wrong. I did not get the contract with the Staatsoper, but after a little youtube research, I found… Read More Peace