10 facts about me

I'm a rising junior studying at a top 3 liberal arts college. My favorite subject in high school was History. I've lived in 4 cities and 3 countries, moved a total of 6 times and lived in 8 different homes growing up. My favorite comfort food is Korean soondubu. I have no self-control when it… Continue reading 10 facts about me

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Shiny, All-Too-Shiny

Source: dcgmentor.wordpress.com Those following American higher education are no doubt familiar with William Deresiewicz, former Yale Professor and author of the bestselling book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, a scathing critique of the culture of elite universities in the U.S. I was exploring some of his old… Continue reading Shiny, All-Too-Shiny

Your daily dose of feel-good inspiration.  “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ― Stephanie Perkins I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. ― Emma Watson

Ruminations at The Witching Hour

A peculiar group of people exists in the world that has a different sleeping routine than the rest of the population. Those who find that the numbers of hours in the day are simply not enough to complete the never ending lists of tasks, start to dig into their stocks of reserves of time, and… Continue reading Ruminations at The Witching Hour

On identity

A long-winded rant. When I was little, my favorite Disney sitcom was Hannah Montana. Huddled in the dark basement with a bowl of popcorn, my best friend and I would watch episode after episode. We knew the theme song by heart and would sing along during the opening. “You get the best of both worlds… Continue reading On identity

Misconceptions: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

A wonderful post written by on my friend Gloria on the role of choice in our everyday lives and how the paths we chose to follow shape who we are. There is no one correct path, but simply following through with and making the best of our decisions is all we can do. I doubted if I should ever… Continue reading Misconceptions: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Unhealthy dependence on stress culture

If you didn’t know by now, I attend Pomona College, a liberal arts college in Southern California known for its laidback atmosphere and friendly students. However, why is it that even in the land of eternal sunshine, warm weather, and cheerful students, I’m still not able to relax? I find myself constantly plagued with guilt.… Continue reading Unhealthy dependence on stress culture

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!