I think I have a new heroine.
I should be grading now…
Perhaps the greatest psychology research paper ever published and perhaps the greatest follow-up research paper ever published.
On the “Unsuccessful Treatment of Writer’s Block” …
Me after finals…
It’s been quite a while since I’ve last posted. I think it’s due to a mixture of laziness and an incredible amount of change. Since my last post, I actually got into Georgia Tech’s Biology PhD. I’m know working and living in Atlanta. Things have been changing so much (ie. the transition to grad school, living by myself, being away from my family and boyfriend). It’s taking a while for it all to sink in.
I just got an interview with Georgia Tech!
I’m really excited but calm at the same time. Ever since I turned in all my applications for grad school, I’ve been a nervous wreck. I check my email countless times a day, I jump every moment my phone vibrates, and when I get home from school, I run straight to the mail box. Just to know that I have the possibilty of getting into a graduate program calms my heart a bit.
I’m also excited at the chance of going to Georgia Tech. The PI I plan on working with is looking at epigenetics and social evolution in social insects. I’m no expert in the field but from what I read and learned so far, I think it’s interesting and worthy of 5-6 years of my time. My current PI also told me that he’s a chill guy and someone great to work with. I can’t wait to meet with him.
Atlanta seems like a cool place too. I’ve never been there, so it’s cool that I get to go visit on the school’s dime.
In my twenty years, I’ve experienced a lot of snow. I’ve had snow days, I’ve made snow men, and I’ve watched snowflakes tumble down from the sky. Despite my countless experiences with snow, I still love it and anticipate it.
My mom just told me that the way you spend your new year’s day would be a reflection of how you will spend the year. I’ve never been one to strictly follow superstition but I’ve always been wary of it. Today so far, I ate dim sum with the family, read a chapter of The Wind Up Bird chronicle, and watched Return of the Jedi, all while wearing a skirt. I don’t mind a year filled of food, books, and Star Wars, but I can imagine the skirt becoming annoying.
Maybe before midnight I should read some journal articles? It could tip my chances of getting into graduate school.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In my opinion, 2011 was pretty crappy for most people. I hope 2012 will be quite the opposite.