Updates from a Balcony

Hi all! Just would like to post a short update and a sort of train of thought at this moment now that my brain is now pretty much on full gear after doing my morning pages in my journal. Uni has been really great so far with all the fun discussions and brainstorming in class. Of course, class readings are really stacking up but I feel like I’m relatively on top of things which is quite the improvement because consistency and effort have been the two most challenging habits to maintain for me. That’s right, I’ve never been troubled in admitting to this, so I’m going to try my best to get myself together and not be distracted by so many things too much. This should be quite manageable now […]

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Embracing your Inner Child

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Hi everybody, welcome to a new post. Let’s get started. If you didn’t know this before, I’m an only child. It has many perks, its ups, and its downs, but after 23 years, enjoying my own company has never been an issue. Honestly, I do love surrounding myself with great people, go out, but I’ve also learned how to make peace with solitude. I get to be wild with my own imagination and be exposed to a lot of interests. On the other side, people have a lot of assumptions about you. That you’re selfish, a loner, and that you don’t like to share, the spoiled, spotless crown of the family which I’m all okay with (or successfully ignored), really. Now (thanks to my current studies) I understand how stereotypes […]

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What I Know About Graduate School, So Far

Going into graduate school, I never knew how important analytical reading is until now. For my bachelor’s, I’ve had the incredible blessing to study what I loved, which was literature. There was joy in realizing the power of stories, from Shakespeare, Miller to Orwell, I experienced nothing but a thrill in getting deeper into all sides of human nature. Right at its moments of pleasure, bliss, contentment and greed, jealousy as well as self-fulfillment. Furthermore, it allowed me to not just look at the pages in wonder but to peel every word to see what they actually entail which made me be more analytical. So, it gave strong grounds for me to know what I wanted to study next which was cultural studies. Sure, I was initially drawn to this […]

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