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.