During my almost 2 month hiatus from this blog (mostly because I haven't thought of anything worth shouting into the internet void), I've made some pretty positive changes in my life. I've started running again. I had a really good talk with my PI, and I feel a lot more confident in my research. I'm … Continue reading Klarsonisms: a romance edition
Another year has come and gone, and like every sappy millennial with a blog, I've been spending a lot of time this holiday season reflecting on 2017. "I've been through a lot this year," I think, "Just like every other year, where I have also been through a lot, because 365 days is a lot … Continue reading Life Update #4
You know that song by the Talking Heads that goes, "And you may ask yourself... How did I get here?" Well, I already wrote a blog post about that. But honestly, not much has changed regarding how I feel about grad school. The other day, my boss actually compared me to a gerbil running on … Continue reading Developing Myself
The time has come... the long awaited post that nobody wants to read because I never shut up about it anyways... I GOT A KITTY. She is a domestic short hair, all black, and she is 4 months old and 4 1/2 pounds and I love her. I named her Jazz, or lil J for short … Continue reading All That Jazz
One of the biggest arguments that mental health advocates use is that illnesses of the brain should be treated exactly the same as those of any other organ. After all, the brain is exactly that - an organ. It's just another part of the body, and that part gets sick, too. So why do we … Continue reading My brain is an just organ, but I am just my brain
I just realized that I've been working at Vanderbilt for over 100 days now. Things have finally begun to feel more natural - I know where most of the buildings are, I optimized my bike route to work, and I even joined the BME grad student council e-board. As each day passes, I feel more … Continue reading STEM doesn’t stand for “Smarter Than Everyone (else), Man”
I have mixed feelings about prefacing this with a TMI warning. On one hand, it's weird to talk about sexual health on a personal blog, especially because I draw some of my opinions from personal experience (i.e. I want to discuss my personal experiences to back my ideas). On the other hand, I don't think … Continue reading On sexual health…
Have you ever had a moment where, when you're just hanging out in an intergalactic hospital lobby trying to get an iced coffee, and you suddenly find yourself standing on top of a lamp post on a crowded, urban street? And you just have to ask yourself, "How did I get here?" Well, I haven't. … Continue reading How DID I get there?
It's been a couple weeks since I wrote here. I have a lot of half-posts that I have yet to complete or review, most of which are talking about current events and how I feel about them, a classic klarsonism. But for some reason, I haven't been able to finish any of my thoughts as … Continue reading Life Update #3
Around 9am today, Donald Trump issued a series of 3 tweets that read: "...the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender … Continue reading I don’t know what to title this, but I do know that I’m pissed.