I don’t care how old I am, I’m DEFINITELY getting in the ball pit💗 The @hallofbreakfast was one of the BEST dates we have ever been on! We have a summer bucket list and recently marked off this rad museum, a couple new restaurants, Top Golf and axe throwing. Taz and I are always looking for some fun things to do so let us know your favorites!
Morinda can take you places you've always wanted to go! We recently took some of our Morinda family on a cruise throughout the Mediterranean to Italy and Greece. What countries are on your bucket list?
“[W]hen there is a hard problem, one has to work a long time and has to be persistent. In order to be persistent, you have got to be convinced that it’s worthwhile working so hard, that you’re going to get somewhere. And that takes a certain kind of fooling yourself.”(From “Feynman's Rainbow” by Mlodinow, L) I am positive that 99% of graduate students / aspiring scientists have had the “imposter syndrome”. Most probably still do, me included. “They chose the wrong one. It was pure luck that got me admitted in the first place. What I’m ‘interested’ in is nothing but a pretty facade that tricks people that it’s worth pursuing. Hold on- am I even really interested in what I claim to be interested in anyways? Oh no They are gonna eventually find out I’m fooling myself, and everyone around me. I’ll never be as successful as xx. I won’t even survive grad school, not even my prelim...” These recurring thoughts are so familiar to me by now that learning to deal with them has become part of my daily rituals (and better yet, my bedtime story-telling mentalese). But guess what, I am not crazy. I fool myself, so do xx, my friends and colleagues, my professors and supervisors, and world renowned scientists like Richard Feynman. On a daily basis, I think about quitting grad school more times than a college freshman thinks about sex. But overtime I learned this is just part of life. Surviving and thriving grad school is not about getting smarter and smarter. It’s about getting tougher, and more and more accepting to the fact that no matter how hard you try, there’re always people who you’ll never be as smart as, but yet who might fail to become as tough and as persistent as you are. Accept your mentalese. Interact with your thoughts. At times they might not be the most positive, but trust me they are not destructive. Know that everyone else about you feels the same way. Learn to acknowledge those thoughts rather than suppressing them.