Reflections

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

3 Books That Changed My Perspective

Day 14 - Visual Representation of a Reading List

I recently finished reading What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (Amazon) by Tina Seelig. It's a wonderful and inspiring book, and I'm going to write a little about how it inspired me, but I also want to touch on two other books that changed the way I look at things. The God Delusion ...


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Would You Give Up Your Blog?

I have this fear: when I graduate I will have nothing to blog about. But reading about Forrester's move lately has left me pondering a different question - what if taking a great job, meant ending my blog. I don't think I would - would you? Forrester is (slightly) different because it's to do with IP, but ...


Friday, February 19th, 2010

Not (Quite) Having a Meltdown

Stress

I've had a rough couple of weeks. I was told my work didn't make a contribution, went through a rocky patch with my boyfriend, had loads of events for WISE, including one huge, never been done before one, had the whole job search and resume writing process, wrote a paper in just over a week, ...


Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Importance of Perspective

Kuta Lombok High View

I read this great article on Study Hacks recently, it's called Beyond Passion: The Science of Loving What You Do and is part of a series he's doing. In one, he was looking for people who love what they do and I marked it to come back to because that's me - I love what ...


Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Expat Adventures in Romance

Departure (explored!)

I'm scheduling this post for Valentines day, when I'm sure the blogosphere (and everywhere else) will be full of romance. I'm not a big fan of Valentines day, myself. Last year I was in Japan with the Passive Aggressive, wondering if her inability to even go to the corner shop by herself would cause me to ...


Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Dream Big or Go Home

Milky Way

I've been thinking a lot lately about having dreams, in the context of graduating and finding a job. What is my dream job? What is the difference between a good job and a great job? What's the chance that I'll fail? Is that saying true, you know, the one that says "aim for the moon, even if ...


Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Progress

climbing in red rocks silhouette

How do you define progress? As a grad student, the weeks I spend reading papers and thinking don't feel like progress - it's the week, or day, or hour, when things start to come together that does. In going back to training, it's not the gradual improvements in fitness and energy. It's when I can train ...


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Rediscovering Balance

Free Child Walking on White Round Spheres Balance Creative Commons

My life has been out of balance for as long as I can clearly remember. And I know, the most successful women embrace that imbalance but my feeling is that mine has been too far out of balance, or perhaps just too imbalanced in the wrong way. Last semester, I was in so much pain from ...


Friday, January 29th, 2010

The Gap Between The Possible and My Imagination

Balancing on the Invisible

This is where I live. In this space between what I could achieve in a given day, or week, or month... and what in my imagination I'm capable of. Of course in my imagination I never kick back and watch a movie with my friend and a bottle of wine (honestly, this rarely happens in reality ...




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