Hi! I am a current first-year studying CompSci and CulAnth and maybe VMS (I still have to figure it out lol). It feels like I'm learning more about what I want to do everyday!
"Thank you for applying but..."
Things I thought I'd finish but never did
Trying to learn anything CS related on my own with Coursera
Reading non-fiction books I said I would finish
Everyday L's of life
Not doing laundry/taking out trash/cleaning room in time
Neglecting my health and hygiene like skincare/eating/sleeping when I'm stressed
Being clumsy and knocking over drinks or food and having to clean it up
Forgetting to pick up food before WU closes
Wasting hours on TikTok
On the Bright Side
Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying
Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years
Sleep matters more than anything
Everything will be okay and nothing really can affect you at the end of the day so long as you choose to not let it affect you
TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed
Any fantasy fiction YA books
Anything Marvel (WandaVision!)
Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume
Being a loving and supportive friend
My willingness to accept being wrong and learning from mistakes
Loving and accepting myself as I am
Quirks that make me who I am
Small joys in my life
Obstacles I have overcome
Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone
Failure that seemed like the end of the world back then but doesn't matter in hindsight
Withdrawing from Organic Chemistry and feeling like it would taint my Duke Career forever and feeling like I wouldn't have a chance to pursue healthcare, a passion of mine, professionally again, neither of which are true.
Leaps of Faith
Life events that have made me stronger
Things I look forward to in the future
Getting to spend three more years at Duke which hopefully won't be pandemic years where I'll get to meet even more new people. I know I will have a difficult time, but I also know that I am capable of handling change/setbacks and pushing through.