When I first arrived in Boston last August, I had forgotten what it was like to make new friends. I had been living in New York, and I had friends from Vanderbilt and from Atlanta who were already living in the city, so I didn’t work hard to make new ones. And before that, I…… Continue reading Finding Real Friends Takes Time
One thing that stuck me from my first week of orientation was: “don’t forget why you came here.” I am already in my second week of class, and I already feel myself slipping into a constant stream of thinking about the work – the problem sets, the readings, the presentations, class discussions, and finding a…… Continue reading Remembering Why You are Here
One week ago, I was shocked to hear that Jason Spindler, my boss at I-DEV International was killed in a terrorist attack. It has taken me this week to process the injustice and horror of what happened and also to reflect on the impact that Jason had on my life. Before meeting Jason, I was…… Continue reading Jason Spindler – – One Person’s Impact on a Life
I sometimes would spend entire weekends by myself in New York. I would get done with work on Friday at 6pm, and spend 2 full days until Monday morning at 9AM alone. I would go to yoga classes, run, draw, write, cook, read, talk with my family on the phone, paint my nails, watch a…… Continue reading An Introvert in Graduate School
Two weeks ago, I spent thanksgiving at “Voss Camp”, and one week later, I gave this speech to my “Arts of Communication” class at Harvard. https://youtu.be/xPitP5H_9Ic The quality of the video is not great. Some of the details are a tad embellished (as is sometimes in good storytelling). But my emotions and feelings about family…… Continue reading Why Tradition is Important
If I have learned one thing from my statistics class so far this semester it is this: nothing in life is certain. We can try and measure probabilities for elections, whether it will rain, whether we are going to do well on a test, or whether we will get a certain job. But more often…… Continue reading What If I’m Wrong?
I started a communications class this week, and we were asked to memorize a poem. This is the one I picked. Nothing Gold Can Stay (by Robert Frost) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden…… Continue reading Nothing Gold Can Stay