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Week 4, or (Black) Pain

I think it’s universally known that graduate school is hard.

What may not be universally known is that it is often painful.

Being a graduate student requires vulnerability. 912 more words

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If You're Gonna Bail...

A month ago today, I was three days into a week long orientation to grad school. The program I have just begun is a two year master’s degree consisting of 48 hours of coursework, a foreign language assessment, and either a 10-week summer internship or language immersion. 412 more words

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Mental Illness in Grad School, pt 2: finding meaning in the challenge

If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death.

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Mental Illness in Grad School, pt 1: the background

Mental illness is a challenge anywhere and at anytime. So I’m just talking from my own personal experience and what I think the challenge of the next five to seven years is going to be like. 545 more words


Missing You & Happy Birthday!

Hey Pa-Pa,

Wish you were here to celebrate with us but I hope you’re enjoying your first birthday up there in heaven. I hope it’s everything you imagined. 386 more words


Thesis advisor and friend

On Monday when I visited my university campus and the department which gave me my bachelor’s and master’s degrees I met with my thesis advisor. For now I’ll call her Sandra. 649 more words

1st Year Reflection

A bit more than a year ago, I posted my goals for my first year of grad school. Here’s an update on those goals:

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