Linguistics Made Me A Better Person: A Fond Farewell to My Major

The first post I ever wrote for this blog (named Tuesdays with Sisi back in the day) was about Linguistics. Back then--has this really happened so quickly?--I still had most people looking at me blankly when I told them what I studied. I had to explain it over and over again, and eventually I got … Continue reading Linguistics Made Me A Better Person: A Fond Farewell to My Major

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The Tech-Savvy Luddite: Living Without a Cell Phone for 23 Years

*credit goes to Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike for her delightful self-description as a "tech-savvy Luddite", which I identified with immediately! You've probably seen them at some point. Articles on your Facebook feed, or popping up in internet searches. "How to Live Without a Cell Phone", "Life Without a Smartphone", "I Survived Without a Cell Phone … Continue reading The Tech-Savvy Luddite: Living Without a Cell Phone for 23 Years

On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

It's March now, meaning there's about one month left of classes. Then there are exams, and then--that's it. Graduation comes along, and I exit Glendon with my degree and in making that exit, I remove myself from the educational system for the first time since I was three years old. It's pretty hefty stuff. It's … Continue reading On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

Redefining ‘Work’: Thoughts from Glendon’s Leadership & Career Summit 2017

Last week was the 2017 Glendon Leadership and Career Summit. Every year around January/February, the Glendon staff and students work together to plan and organize a massive conference centered around leadership in life and in career. There are sessions about everything from resume-building to effective body language to building your personal brand to the philosophy … Continue reading Redefining ‘Work’: Thoughts from Glendon’s Leadership & Career Summit 2017

Sunshine for The SAD Girl: In Which I Combat Seasonal Depression With A Gratitude List

Today marks another full week without sun. It's been like this since January, which was apparently the darkest January on record for over a decade. We had about half a day's worth (12 hours) of sunlight in the entire MONTH of January. February looked promising, what with the dazzling first four days and their gleaming … Continue reading Sunshine for The SAD Girl: In Which I Combat Seasonal Depression With A Gratitude List