I was warned, even before I started grad school, that there will be at least one point during my five-year PhD where I would get stuck. It might be because a key experiment won’t work for weeks on end or the data I manage to get simply isn’t adding up—whatever it was it would be a… Continue reading Feeling Stuck in Grad School
Another personal post? What is this? I guess I just have a lot of feelings going into my second year which apparently get written out at 2 AM when I'm home alone (which means this was written last week. So hello from past Krystal!) Don't worry! There are some tips at the end and if you don't want to read through all the narrative...
So recently, a lot has been happening in my life. Not just with grad school, but real actual adult life too. And I can honestly say that some days just end up being complete and utter chaos. It's so frustrating! I curse the day when tiny Krystal in pig tails said she wanted to "grow up."… Continue reading Adulting Fails
Disclaimer: Though this article mainly talks about grad school experiences, this topic is applicable to many different types of people and the advice is applicable to anyone who feels the expectation to be constantly working. Grad school is an interesting beast. You're neither a student, nor an Adult(TM) and as such, you really get none of… Continue reading Grad Student Guilt: Taking Breaks
Though this blog post is directed towards those going through difficult grad school experiences, the advice given is completely applicable for anyone going through similar situations. It was a bad quarter. Though I somehow managed to escape relatively unscathed and pass my classes... hell is not an adequate enough word to describe how low some… Continue reading Grad School: The Temptation to Quit
Periods. They can be uncomfortable and annoying to deal with. Unfortunately, though, life doesn't stop for your period and those times of discomfort can arrive during times when term papers are due, exams are quickly approaching and studying just needs to get done. So, here are some things I do when I'm on my period in order… Continue reading Tips for Studying on your Period
There are good days and there are bad days. Oh boy, are there bad days. There are also days that are neither good nor bad, but ultimately they also suck because you just really needed that good day this week and it hasn’t happened yet and someone said something that pissed you off but you… Continue reading Good days; Bad days.
Hello everyone! I hope the new year has been treating you well so far! So, I've realized that 2015 consisted of a lot of "growing up" and learning how to "adult." It was weird, and sometimes scary and confusing, but I got through it. And, what better way to celebrate surviving another year than by… Continue reading Things I wish I knew before I started “adulting”
Hello, my friends! So, myself and a lot of other people on the interwebs have been celebrating the fact that we've survived our first quarter/semester of grad school! Oof! It was quite an emotional rollercoaster, that's for damn sure. In addition to celebrating, some of the lovely people on Tumblr are also using their first semester… Continue reading 10 Perspectives for Prospectives