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Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

My first Halloween after I became a teenager, I remember asking my dad how I would know when it was time for me to stop trick-or-treating. I couldn’t imagine a time would ever come when I wasn’t interested in trick-or-treating anymore. My dad’s birthday is on Halloween, so we’ve always had a big party, and up until then, going trick-or-treating with my cousins was part … Continue reading Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

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“Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

One of the things that I have always struggled with is the idea of the “comfort zone.”  As someone who strived to succeed from a young age, I was always looking for ways to improve and get ahead. Every leadership seminar, self-improvement book, and life coach that I talked to discussed the importance of getting out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You … Continue reading “Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

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Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2

This post is a continuation of Wednesday’s post about What I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School. You can find part 1 here.   Rutgers University Rutgers was probably the most unique visit of the four, most pointedly because I had reached my limit. Rutgers happened two weeks after USF, and I thought that was enough time for me to recoup at home. It decidedly … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2