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…

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,…

Inundated with the Ineffable

Three months have passed since I posted something on here.  It’s been even longer since I’ve actually written something for this blog (because the last post was an interview I did).  The problem I’m having is that my life has seemed to change so much in the past few months that I am having trouble…