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Three things I wish I knew before starting a Ph.D​...

It has been a while since I came on this blog to write about my life trials, successes, inspirations, and reflections. It has been a crazy few months owing to the mental task I put on myself, that is pursuing a Ph.D. 1,080 more words


Into the Fray

It’s the first blog post, so I feel obligated to say hello to you all because that’s what first blog posts are for aren’t they? So hi, my name is Elliott and as of May 2018 I’m PhD student working on a degree in Plant Sciences. 204 more words



Rafa: “What do you want to climb this weekend?”
Me: “Too bad we don’t have time to do Whitney”
Rafa: “…”
Me: “…”

Twenty four hours later, Friday 4PM, and we’re flying down Highway 101 – destination Lone Pine. 1,060 more words


What to do when you get rejected from the program you applied to

So you just got your rejection letter.. Now what?

Well your first thought might be “my life is over” or “im a failure”… Trust me, neither of those statements are true. 1,010 more words

College Lifestyle

Graduate School Epiphanies

While I’m currently earning a degree in Dramatic Writing, it’s not what I want to do as a job. (I switched from Animation to Dramatic Writing about a year ago, because transferring would’ve put me in more debt as I’d have to almost restart my education. 1,152 more words


"if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice" and other lyrics //

So, this post isn’t even remotely about Rush. But it is about music. I’ve been playing guitar more lately. It’s been pulling me back into the moment, helping me break away from the sort of dull, lingering existential grip that wearies rather than frightens. 533 more words