Best avocado toast:
- 1 egg
- ½ an avocado
- pesto
- goat cheese
- salt & pepper to taste


Toast the bread, and fry an egg on the pan with salt & pepper to taste (I also like to add chili flakes to spice things up). Then I spread some fresh pesto on each toast & mash the avocado over the pesto with a fork. Then take some goat cheese (or optional feta cheese), and crumble it on to the toast. Top it of with the fried egg and you are good to go 😍

Tips for Applying to Grad School

- study/take the GRE. It’s better to plan ahead- you can take the GRE more than once in case you didn’t do as well as planned or necessary. If the field you’re interested in has a subject GRE test, like psychology, consider taking the subject test even if its not required. 

- Do your research. There are a lot of options for schools to choose from. Have a good idea of what you’re looking for (location, program length, tuition, faculty, research opportunities, job success after graduation, etc). The more you know what you’re looking for, the easier it will be to narrow down your decision. 

- prepare as much as possible while you’re still in undergrad. Get your GPA up  (as grad schools are competitive and more selective than undergrad), try to get an internship in your relative future field, form relationships with professors whose classes you enjoyed and did well in to increase the likelihood they will write you a letter of rec, etc. 

- Plan out your application schedule: make a calendar for application deadlines, when you want your letters of recommendation submitted, interview days, etc. 

- Take advantage of the personal statement section of the application if your program requires it. Quantitative data such as GPA and GRE scores are important but the personal statement allows you to really express your passion and enthusiasm for seeking higher education in that particular field, at that particular institution (this is super important for psychology grad school apps because self-reflection is crucial to be in our field). Overall, use the personal statement to really use your voice. 

Interview Process:

- dress appropriately. If you don’t know what this means, look it up but its fairly straightforward. Remember: it’s always better to overdress than underdress. First impressions are important and grad school is one step closer to being a professional 

- This goes back to the research section when applying but know the program you’re going into. Know what they offer, know what they expect, know about the opportunities they have. 

- Be prepared for questions the interviewer will ask you. There are tons of sample questions you can find on google. 

- Have your own questions prepared; even if you know the answer to it, its better to have a question handy because it shows interest and inquisitiveness. And have backup questions because they may answer the question before its your turn! 

- Talk to the students and faculty while you’re there. Get a good sense of what its like to be a part of the community. 

RELAX!!!!! If you’re given an interview, it means they’re already interested in you and you have the basic expectations they are looking for in their candidates. The interview process is your chance to really show who you are and emit what a piece of paper cannot do. And remember, you’re interviewing the school as much as they’re interviewing you


I hope this helps you! :)

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7.24.16 –// a red start for July! actually i was just trying out the zig brushable pen that my good friend gave me as a gift! turns out it was much better to use it in sketch pads or any other paper other than my moleskine journal. wasn’t so proud of this spread bc i was so busy for that week. so it’s done poorly. but i assure u that the next few weeks would be way cleaner than that! i love it. so can’t wait to upload it soon! i hope you guys have a great day! 

It was a very tidy room because Lucy was an incredibly tidy person. On the shelves, her books stood in straight, regimented lines, her bed was smooth, her clothes folded. At school, her desk was the same, with pencils sharpened and exercise books squared and neatly stacked.

Once a week, Mrs Burgess, who came to clean for her grandmother, went through Lucy’s room with Hoover and duster and left it smelling strongly of lavender polish, but from time to time, driven by a sort of housewifely compulsion, Lucy cleaned it again herself, polishing the mirror of her dressing-table and the silver frame that held the photograph of her father.

—  Winter Solstice, p. 162

anonymous asked:

Everyone in my family is smarter than I am. On top of that my mental illness keeps getting in the way and each day that passes I'm more convinced I won't ever get my degree because of that. I feel so useless and dumb and worthless...

OKI DOKI, FRIEND!!!

LET’S GET ONE THING REAL CLEAR RIGHT NOW!!!

YOU ARE NOT USELESS!!! YOU ARE NOT DUMB!!! YOU ARE NOT WORTHLESS!!!

HOW DO I KNOW THIS? WELL, LET’S START WITH THE “DUMB” THING!!!

WHAT EVEN IS “SMART” ANYWAY?! WHAT KIND OF SMART!? BECAUSE THERE ARE LOADS AND LOADS OF DIFFERENT KINDS AND NONE OF THEM IS BETTER THAN THE OTHERS!!! AS A SOCIETY, WE MIGHT PLACE MORE VALUE ON SOME THAN OTHERS, BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE THAT VALUATION FAIR OR ACCURATE!!!

SOME PEOPLE HAVE BOOK SMARTS AND GET HIGH GRADES AND CRUISE THROUGH SCHOOL, BECAUSE SCHOOL IS DESIGNED FOR THAT KIND OF SMART!!! BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?! AND WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WITH STREET SMARTS?! WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO CAN LOOK AT A MACHINE AND FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS, BUT DIDN’T FINISH HIGH SCHOOL?!

THEY ARE ALL FUCKING SMART!!! AND SO ARE YOU!!! YOU HAVE A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF SMARTS THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS, AND THAT’S FREAKIN’ AMAZING!!! IT’S ANOTHER REASON WHY YOU’RE COMPLETELY UNIQUE!!!

WHICH LEADS ME TO THIS!!! I’LL SAY IT AGAIN!!! YOU ARE NEITHER USELESS NOR WORTHLESS!!! YOU ARE A COMPLETELY UNIQUE PERSON!!! YOU ARE NOT WORTHLESS, BECAUSE NOBODY IS WORTHLESS!!! EVERYBODY HAS A CONTRIBUTION AND A PERSPECTIVE THAT IS UNIQUE TO THEM BECAUSE OF THEIR UNIQUE EXPERIENCES!!!

YOUR MENTAL ILLNESS MIGHT INTERRUPT YOUR STUDIES, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE STUPID, IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE USELESS!!! IT JUST MEANS THAT YOU ARE FUCKING AWESOME, BECAUSE YOU KEEP STICKING AT IT!!! THAT’S FREAKING FABULOUS AND HELLA DEDICATED!!!

I’MMA QUEUE UP SOME AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOU, FRIEND!!! IN THE MEANTIME, REMEMBER:

YOU ARE A SHINY CUPCAKE HUMAN, WITH A BRIGHT, SPARKLING CONTRIBUTION TO OFFER THE WORLD!!!

- The Slightly Aggressive Affirmer