Sorry I’ve been so MIA! I’ve been locked away writing and working frantically to get my dissertation written. And to top things all off, my PI pushed up one of my deadlines because she wants to go through the full complete thesis first and give me edits before sending it out to my committee (which is understandable, I’m not surprised this happened).
So my completed draft is due to her by Tuesday, and my finished dissertation needs to be to my committee a week from tomorrow. I defend 3 weeks from tomorrow. This is the point I’m at
So thank you for putting up with me and my radio silence, it’s just hardcore go time on my end. The best part is I know you all understand, and we all have to go through this at some point.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can do this.
A Pisces in school is easily but hard to seek out. They are usually the ones that are quiet in the back of the classroom, either drawing or day dreaming. Majority of the time it’s both. They usually don’t have any enemy’s in school, but people tend to stray away from them. They’re so sweet, nice to everyone and blunt about their opinions on certain subject in school. Pisces are the ones who giggle at things other don’t see. They also are willing to talk to anyone. Pisces loves all subjects but Art is their number one. They’re very hard workers. They usually have their headphones in and their music on blast. They walk the halls by themselves, but they smile at everyone who passes by that meets eye contact with them.
Some reassuring facts about high school from someone who graduated high school a few years back, for the anon:
no one gives a shit about high school once you graduate. the only people who care are ones who peaked in high school
you won’t regret not going to more school events. in high school, everyone said I would regret not going to my prom, not going to dances, and not going to rallies. honestly? I don’t regret it one bit.
what happens in high school doesn’t determine the outcome of your life. If you fuck up, it’s not the end of the world.
you probably won’t be in contact with any people from high school unless you actually make some effort. Usually it’s just trivial facebook interactions and weird happy birthday posts.
no one remembers that dumb rumor about you (except for the person who started it).
the popular kids in high school aren’t the popular kids after high school.
if you were embarrassed by the dumb things you did last year, it’s a good sign. you’re growing. you know you’re successful when you can’t remember high school because it’s just one cringe-y repressed memory.
community college is a good & valid option. One of my friends dropped out of high school to get a full time job because his girlfriend got pregnant. Once his kid started going to school, he got his GED and started studying at the community college. He just started as transfer student at Stanford studying materials engineering.
and again, no one cares about high school once you graduate high school
The reason why Reed does not have an official motto is due to the Board of Trustees rejecting all submissions. Considered mottoes included:
Reed: It’s not racist if it’s for the sake of argument
Reed: Impossible amounts of work and Seasonal Affective Disorder
Reed: Portland didn’t seem weird enough
Reed: Pretty trees and heroin overdoses
Reed : *uncontrollable sobbing*
Reed: We trust our students with a nuclear reactor, but not with sleeping on a couch
All fair, but not all-encompasing enough. What would you suggest?