The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

When I was about fifteen years old, during a visit with his family at Christmas time, my dad told me that the shirt I was wearing made me look like I worked in a gas station. He then proceeded to lecture me about the importance of "dressing for success." (The shirt, by the way, was … Continue reading The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

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The Only Thing Stopping You Is YOU!

So...it's over! The 3 year journey that took me through grad school: three universities, three programs, one degree -- that actually sounds worse than it really is, and someday I'll share the whole story with you, but not today. I'll end up with either a 3.88 or a 3.89 GPA depending on whether I made … Continue reading The Only Thing Stopping You Is YOU!

Getting All Third-Persony About It

Sorry for the delay in posts the last week or so. I've been a little busy trying to start my life all over again, 'n' stuff. (A quick note to new readers: anytime you see words underlined or in a different color, you can click on them to read something related to the current post. Okay, … Continue reading Getting All Third-Persony About It

Where’s the Off Switch For My Brain? (Pic of the Day – May 18)

I can certainly relate to this! If overthinking is an art then I'm Pablo Picasso. Not only do I overthink, but every thought is messy and disjointed and mutated and. . .ugly! Where's the off switch for my brain? People like me who suffer from anxiety and depression often find themselves overthinking--creating problems where none … Continue reading Where’s the Off Switch For My Brain? (Pic of the Day – May 18)

Where there is faith, I’ll figure out a way to doubt (Quote of the Day – February 22)

I'm not sure when exactly it was that I started being a doubtful person, but I know I was pretty young. I've never really had much confidence in my abilities or my talents. I need constant reassurance that I'm doing a good job. I set ridiculous benchmarks for myself to make sure that I'm still … Continue reading Where there is faith, I’ll figure out a way to doubt (Quote of the Day – February 22)