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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

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Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1

Graduate school isn’t for everyone (it really wasn’t for me), but some years ago, I was dead set on getting my MA in Student Affairs. Looking back, while I know that I made the right decision to not attend graduate school, I can also see that interviewing for graduate school taught me a lot about myself. As cliché as it is, the journey is more … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1

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Serial Overcorrection

My ex/bestie/blog editor/podcast cohost Josh has this uncanny ability of telling me what I need to hear in the moment. Back when he and I were discussing the issues that we were having with our podcast recording sessions, Josh said something that instantly brought me to tears. “What cannot bend must break. What cannot break must bend.” Tears. Ugly sobbing tears. Not even kidding. I … Continue reading Serial Overcorrection

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Part 2: Dislike vs Dread

Last week, I talked about learning how to say “no” to things and how to discern what I should actually be saying “no” to. As I mentioned in that post, saying “no” is all about self-awareness and understanding your needs, your likes, your limits, and how you want to be treated. In order to really understand myself in this way, I’ve had to learn the … Continue reading Part 2: Dislike vs Dread