A list of words that have, for me, changed in meaning and significance over my life. I'll be exploring these in blog posts in 2021. loyaltystudentemployeecareerchoicewomangoodforgivetrustfaithgodcitizenwhiteyoungorganizedlazysuccessfulproductivehumandevoteddisciplinewrongrightsmartintelligenteducatedcapitalismmoneyhealthentitlementhard workmeritbodystrengthpatriotAmerican Dreamwelfareracismsocialismdeservepridefeministpatriarchypoliticsfeminine gendersexsexualitygaystraightmarriagedaughtersistermothergriefguiltshameangerfearcouragerespectobedienceempathysympathybravefamesatisfactionworkfulfillmentsanecrazycontrolvulnerabilitypassionpermissionstructureroutinebossyambition
May’s theme is Desire. I set my timer for five minutes and free-wrote about what desire is to me.
Perfectionism Is… Perfectionism is a weight on my shoulders, a vice around my head, like some old sci-fi fi movie where they hook you up to some brain machine that fills your head with thoughts that aren’t really your own but as soon as they’re injected the neurons flip and they stick. Perfectionism is a… Continue reading April’s Theme: Perfectionism
This month's theme: Vulnerability and Trust
If you subscribe to my monthly newsletter, you already know that I'll be setting monthly themes to my blogs and other writing. I made a list of words that seem to hold some sort of meaning as I think about the year ahead. Words that resonate, that give me a little bit of a buzz… Continue reading February Theme: Curiosity
If you subscribe to my monthly newsletter, you already know that I'll be setting monthly themes to my blogs and other writing. I made a list of words that seem to hold some sort of meaning as I think about the year ahead. Words that resonate, that give me a little bit of a buzz… Continue reading January Theme: Gratitude and Appreciation
Striving for better has been a characteristic that’s brought me a lot of success and reward. But I tend to see those rewards as obligatory, not as something to celebrate. Because they’re rewards for things I “should” be doing anyway.
Originally published on Medium Why don’t talks start with the punchline? Or at least, with what is the problem? In lay terms, really, even if your audience is all scientists. I want to know why I should care before devoting attention span. Also, brag a bit. Your findings are the first time this has been… Continue reading Thoughts I Have During a Science Talk
Is regret just shame hiding in nostalgia?
Is getting away about being in a new physical space or mental space?