5 tips and tools helping me to transition back to grad school

It's official. I've been back at grad school for 10 days (as of writing this blog post if not posting it) and I'm already inundated with readings, essays, presentations which doesn't even begin to include all the extra-curriculars and internships hunting activities we need to casually shoulder on the side. After an extended time off last semester (thank you 'rona), it feels even more intimidating to step into the fray and keep up with my never-ending to-do list. But this year is different. This is the year I refuse to vacillate between stressful 14-hour days scrambling to finish a research paper due at 9am the next morning (a very specific example that may or may not have happened before), followed by listless weekends of just exhaustion, sleep and recovery.

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Kicking off the New Year: Goals for 2021 & Beyond...

Happy New Year! Well, we're well into the second week of 2021 now so I'm off to a stellar start. But since the concept of time is extremely flexible or completely irrelevant now, depending on your POV, I'm going to forge ahead with my new year start anyways.

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Life after lockdown: 7 habits I'm striving to keep

“2020 was a strange year.” Sounds like a ridiculous understatement doesn’t it? As disruptive and difficult and just plain weird as it has been living through it, I keep wondering how I’m going to look back at this year and describe it to someone 5, 10, even 15 years down the line. 

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