Today I realized that what I want in life is exactly the opposite of what I’ve been striving for in my academic career. It’s the hardest thing to come to the understanding that the opinions of others has pushed you backwards.

overcoming the blues I’ve been feeling the past couple of months has been extremely eye-opening. Once I fully accepted that there were things that I couldn’t change, I felt so much better.

When you finish a book and it’s sunken into your very core and you can’t let go.