A list of life things I've learned in the first 3 months of grad school

(this picture is totally unrelated and from my Puerto Rico trip this summer but I love it)

  • There will literally always be someone who is better than you. It's inevitable. Don't let it discourage you, let it inspire you.
  • Bodies are incredible. Yeah, mine's got some extra fat here and there but it can run and lift heavy things and for that I am so so grateful.
  • It's okay to have no idea what you'll be doing in a year. Particularly in your 20s. 
  • The further you get from the town you grew up in, the more you may realize you never really wanted to leave. 
  • Making friends is easiest when you don't seek them out intentionally.
  • Sometimes, you learn more from your peers than your professors. 
  • Speaking of that, being around really motivated people makes you far more motivated yourself.
  • Sometimes, you just have to complain and cry to get yourself through.
  • During grad school, every test, project, and assignment feels like a victory. This ends up translating into too many "treat yo self" days. 


  1. The part about surrounding yourself with motivated people is so important!! There's this quote that says the 5 people you spend the most time with are those who you become most like, and I think that's so true in so many ways.

    1. Katia! Been so long since I've had time to look at blogs and I've missed your sweet self!


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