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I am a sophomore who is considerate, curious, and (usually) ready for an adventure!

L's Taken

"Thank you for applying but..."

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Thing I thought I'd finish but never did

Learning how to play guitar

Everyday L's of life

On the Bright Side

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Memory I made when I wasn't studying/working

TENTING. NO REGRETS. So many memories!!

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Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • Learning how to speak up for myself

  • Learning how to ask for help

  • Learning that everything will pass

  • Learning that human connection is essential and the core of wellbeing and happiness (thanks covid for teaching me this one)

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TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

  • Book: Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult

  • TV Series: Imposters

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Thing I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

  • Going out of my way to help others

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Things I want to get better at

  • Believing in my own abilities

  • Accepting imperfections

  • Embracing my strengths

  • Owning discomfort

  • Being comfortable with not knowing what the future holds

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Things I'm looking forward to in the future

  • Memories and laughs with friends

  • New friendships and connections

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Small joys in my life

  • Hot beverages when you're cold

  • The warmth of sunshine

  • That perfect temperature in the upper 70s

  • When you expect it to be cold but it's pleasantly warm

  • When someone compliments something you're insecure or unsure about

  • Meaningful compliments

  • Helping others. Being kind to others. Smiling at others. Connecting with others. Going out of your way to make someone feel seen or heard. This one is huge.

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Obstacle I've overcome

  • Being a low-income student at Duke

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Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone

  • Coming to Duke

  • Confronting my roommate

  • Cold contacting

  • Asking for help

Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight

Ways I take care of myself

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Unconventional skills

  • Really good at seasoning food

  • Can make a damn good stir fry

  • Can fall asleep practically anywhere

  • Can run 18 miles

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