“Don’t worry about all that… focus on school, don’t have no babies and when you’re done, everything else will fall into place.” People in my life A decade later, things still seem like they haven’t fell in place. I will be the first to admit that I had plans to be married by 25, kids … Continue reading Focus On School They Said, Everything Else Will Fall Into Place They Said…
At the start of my doctoral journey, one of my professors had a real, raw, and relevant conversation with my cohort. It started with her simply saying “Life Happens” and she paused, looked at us and repeated, “Life Happens”. She talked about her stories of seeing divorces, deaths, sickness, job shifts, etc. happening to students … Continue reading When Life Happens…
"I've never asked for more money. I've always just been happy to have the job offer." A brilliant young woman of color, Nina, recently said this to me in a conversation about women in the workplace. I immediately began offering her some how-to tips that would help her get past being overjoyed at receiving a … Continue reading How I Learned to Negotiate a Higher Salary
Last week, a few articles discussing the importance of being more child-like regarding professional life were highlighted in my blog subscription emails. This post will focus on the "Adulting is Killing your Vibe--Master these Toddler Moves Stat" from Shine and "8 Reasons Thinking Like a Child Will Make You Happier" from Mental Floss stood out … Continue reading Unleashing your Inner Child to Master Graduate School
A situation or occurrence in which something closes forever. Closure. Lately, I have had to have some real honest conversations with myself about this. A relationship ends, be it amicably or not. You may spend any period of time adjusting and then you move on, right? Nah bruh. But what about that time you looked … Continue reading Closure.
Getting into a doctoral program was the most exciting part of my educational journey because there was a time when I felt that it was an unobtainable goal. After all, I was kicked out of school due to poor grades, and the president of the institution told me I wasn’t "college material" and that I … Continue reading “You Are Built For This”: Countering Imposter Syndrome
Graduate school should be a time of exploration, professional development and the development of new expertise. However, being in the same place for 24 months (e.g. a master's program), stuck in academia is not healthy! While it's easy to fall for the trap of staying still to finish the work, it is important that … Continue reading The Importance of Traveling in Graduate School
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Graduate school is not very demanding. *Record Scratch* Said. No. One. Ever. Every time I check my email or look at my calendars I have a looming deadline, new suggestions for a meeting, or request for my attendance at an event. Prior to grad school, I prided myself on setting time to complete various tasks … Continue reading “Time Management” in Grad School? Whet?