Life

Navigating From Self-Absorption to Selfishness (Yes, There’s a Difference!)

I’ve long considered myself to be painfully self-aware, but only recently have I started to notice and understand my self-protective tendencies. I’d even venture so far as to group them all under the label of self-absorption—not selfishness, which I perceive as the tendency to choose what’s in your own best interest in order to serve… Read More Navigating From Self-Absorption to Selfishness (Yes, There’s a Difference!)

Career

My Struggles with Corporate America: 5 Common Hurdles and How I’m Overcoming Them

I’ve been working in Corporate America (I highly doubt that’s a proper noun, but we’ll roll with it) since I was in-between my freshman and sophomore years of college, interning at a large consumer goods company not far from my parents’ old house. Recently, I thought I was going to exit Corporate America for good–I… Read More My Struggles with Corporate America: 5 Common Hurdles and How I’m Overcoming Them

Career

Why I Decided to Quit Grad School (Before I Even Started)

There’s a difference between making a good decision and making a smart decision. A smart decision requires that you weigh both the short-term and long-term tradeoffs, assemble all pieces of information that would be relevant and important to you, and then act accordingly. On the other hand, there’s less pressure on a good decision. If… Read More Why I Decided to Quit Grad School (Before I Even Started)

Life

Challenging the False Choice Narrative in Order to Achieve an Abundance Mindset

I’m a big fan of Gretchen Rubin’s work. Ive read both The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, and the really wonderful part about these books is that they point out simple changes that can have a meaningful impact on one’s quality of life. However, it’s important to note that just because a thing is simple, it is not… Read More Challenging the False Choice Narrative in Order to Achieve an Abundance Mindset

Wellness

Thoughts on Personal Growth: Eating, Exercising, and the Freedom Inherent in Taking it Slow

I’ve been able to sense several shifts occurring over the past few weeks. I’ve been vaguely aware that I’ve been nearing a milestone in personal growth, maybe even several at once. It’s been incredibly energizing to sense this change and to embrace it, despite my inability to put my finger on it. I trusted that… Read More Thoughts on Personal Growth: Eating, Exercising, and the Freedom Inherent in Taking it Slow

Life

Lessons in Leisure

For most of my life, I have been the type of person to give 110% to school, work, and other non-leisurely obligations. Then, I’d take the weekends to essentially veg out and attempt to recharge my batteries for the upcoming week. Sure, I’d be doing homework on Sunday evenings when I was in high school… Read More Lessons in Leisure