2019 Year-in-Review

2019 was the last year in a decade, the year I turned a quarter of a century old, and a year I spent not knowing things more than I did knowing things. We’re already 1/4th done with 2020, and I’m just getting my thoughts together on 2019. Here are some notable events, new experiences, skills…

My greatest strength is also my greatest weakness

Lesson #1. I’m a procrastinator. And before there’s any confusion, I will tell you now that procrastinating is NOT the strength that I’m referring to in the title. I’m a “long-term procrastinator” and the consequences of that have been self-criticism and regret. The feeling like I haven’t done as much as I wanted to. The…

2018 Year-in-Review

2018 came and went in a blur, like the years seem to do more and more so as I get older. The start of a new year usually makes me reflect on what happened the previous year, and to be honest, there were some really sh*tty parts of the year on top of a general…

I’m a Procrastinator

A couple of weeks ago, I watched this Ted Talk: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” by Tim Urban. Tim Urban tells the story of working on his thesis in college, where in his head, he knew that the most optimal approach to completing his thesis was to work on it a gradually over…

How Do You Want to Live Your Life?

What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to accomplish in your life? Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20, a million years? When I’m asked these questions or questions like these, I have no idea how to answer.  I am jealous of the people that do…

One Year Since Berkeley

Last week was General Commencement at UC Berkeley, which means it has been one year since I’ve graduated.  Boy, the time sure passed by quickly, and my whole life is different now from what it was a year ago. This time last year, I was packing up my apartment in Berkeley, walking onto campus for…

Rocky Ground

It’s been over half a year since I’ve posted, and I’ve got no good excuse as to why that is.  It’s a combination of things.  In the past 6 months, a lot of things have changed and I have had a hard time keeping up.  I have been busy working and doing whatever else I…

Sol 93

I’m currently reading the The Martian by Andy Weir, and hence the title of the post.  If you read the book, watched the movie, or are a Mars enthusiast, a ‘sol‘ is a Martian day. It’s 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35.2 seconds long (approximately 40 minutes longer than an Earth day).  I did the math,…