Life Updates (Spoiler: I’m Dr. Diener!)

Oh hello, Internet. Apparently my MO is to do a cool, sassy update and then re-abandon my blog. Rest assured: I abandoned for a good reason–well, multiple good reasons! In my post from February 2017, I provided a pretty length update about what I’d been up to during an accidental year-long hiatus from blog writing. I shared some photos of my apartment, wrote about trying … Continue reading Life Updates (Spoiler: I’m Dr. Diener!)

I discovered how to make a countdown, y’all.

In a moment of utter procrastination and panic over this Ph.D. I’m working on (oh, yeah… I’m working on a Ph.D.), I started planning out the next two years on this desperate document called “PhD Plan of Attack: The most Type A way of getting through the next two years.” The document basically outlines how many classes I have left on my program of study–which, … Continue reading I discovered how to make a countdown, y’all.

Lessons from summer (influenced heavily by Ice Cube and Jim Carrey)

People say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. I have found that to be absolutely true, but there is certainly more to it. Distance can also make the heart grow better, stronger, lighter, and healthier. I had the amazing opportunity to spend the last two months away from home working an incredible summer internship. During the rest of the year, I am a PhD student and … Continue reading Lessons from summer (influenced heavily by Ice Cube and Jim Carrey)

An Emotional Rollercoaster: The feelings associated with changing the world

Let me just say: I am terrible at blogging. I keep all my thoughts bottled up in my busy little brain. But what good is that? This country (and most of the world) wasn’t built up by people who kept their ideas to themselves. And, if I really want to make a difference in this world, I need to SPEAK UP. That being said, I … Continue reading An Emotional Rollercoaster: The feelings associated with changing the world