When I was younger my parents would always remind me to focus on myself and put others after. My parents especially stressed the absence of a boyfriend until studies are over. But I’ve come to realize that for some people, like myself, having others around is important, so long as they are respectful and enriching. Study buddy has helped me refocus and recover, and he reminds me of my long term goals. I was teasing him (this morning or last night?? I can’t remember?) by asking him “what do you want from me!!!” And he said “for you to become the doctor you want to be” and I was like aww. what a guy.
So my best advice is to find a trustworthy support network. They can actually be grounding instead of distracting.
Also don’t major in biochemistry at ucla it hard
ps. today I visited study buddy at work and his face when he saw me sitting at the cafe tables from where he was behind the counters was priceless lol ((((；ﾟДﾟ)))))))
Mami, papi, we did it! After 22 long years of picking strawberries, nurturing the fresas, day after day, being kissed by the sun, I am finally your fruition today. I am the fresa you’ve worked so hard to preserve, to love, to nurture. Today, i am ready to be the sweetest thing you ever did grow. This degree is for the immigrant families that have crossed borders and who have thrived. mami, papi, this degree is ours, the strawberries can no longer claim you as their own.
Chemistry is so hard. I’m either not working hard enough or the quarter system is just too fast… I had the second chem midterm on Thursday and I’m pretty sure I got a C :) :( but oh well.
I don’t know why the bad things that happened last quarter and early this quarter are starting to come back and bother me lately. Is this what healing is supposed to be…crashing back like waves on a cliff??