November 8, 2011


like, i forget always, in times of stress, that if i fail, it’s not the end of the world. life is scary. i might be moving to a new city in nine months. by myself. i might not. but at the end of it all, if i’m in, if i’m not, life isn’t over. if i never get my PhD, i won’t be sad forever. you can’t be sad forever. i keep a notebook of things to remember at times like this, and there’s this bolded part “don’t plan on failing.” you still have to try. don’t plan on failing. don’t plan on failing. don’t plan on failing. life is okay. it’s pretty good. don’t plan on failing.

like, i forget always, in times of stress, that if i fail, it’s not the end of the world. life is scary. i might be moving to a new city in nine months. by myself. i might not. but at the end of it all, if i’m in, if i’m not, life isn’t over. if i never get my PhD, i won’t be sad forever. you can’t be sad forever. i keep a notebook of things to remember at times like this, and there’s this bolded part “don’t plan on failing.” you still have to try. don’t plan on failing. don’t plan on failing. don’t plan on failing. life is okay. it’s pretty good. don’t plan on failing.

(Source: vanillahhaze)

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November 15, 2011


"Put an empty fifth and some vomit on top of a good test grade and send that in."

Advice on what should comprise my personal statement.

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November 27, 2011


I really need to stop falling in love with the towns where my prospective schools are located.

I really need to stop falling in love with the towns where my prospective schools are located.

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February 9, 2012


I wish programs would send me hard copies of my rejection letters so I can burn them, rather than unceremoniously delete them from my inbox.

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April 9, 2012


The ratio of exclamation points I used to exclamation points the director of psychology used in our email exchange

5:4

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April 10, 2012


The guy I want to be my advisor at Wake uses Rocky and Bullwinkle references and clip art on his website.

The guy I want to be my advisor at Wake uses Rocky and Bullwinkle references and clip art on his website.

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April 12, 2012


OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED TO WAKE FOREST

Interesting fact:

national rank of the school that accepted me: #25

ranks of the schools that denied me: #31, #33, #38, #62, #71, #143

WUT.

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April 13, 2012


this wake forest seems like a classy place.

this wake forest seems like a classy place.

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Seriously?: The first sentence of my personal statement

As an undergraduate majoring both in psychology and cognitive science, with a concentration in neuroscience, I hope to attend graduate school psychology.”


yes, I accidentally a word. they let me in anyway.

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September 20, 2012


why grad school rules: professors invite you over to check out their all-grain set up and offer to troubleshoot your botched batch.

why grad school rules: professors invite you over to check out their all-grain set up and offer to troubleshoot your botched batch.

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September 30, 2012


I think my advisor and I are mutually judging eachother for being in the lab on a Sunday.

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