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Promenading on the Fine Line

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 10:12 PM

I finally did it



Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 9:05 PM
Blessings in disguise.

I'm so thankful for everything that's happened within this past year, good and bad. Maybe it's just my fickle heart, but touring Midwestern's campus and getting to know the faculty made me fall in love with the school. Seeing its gorgeous campus and the state of the art equipment for all students to use; they really do focus on student success in any way they can. I haven't felt this way about a campus before--maybe SCCO is an exception--but this is a school where I can imagine myself being and fitting in nicely.

So, getting rejected by Berkeley Optometry was possibly for the best unknowingly; while I was acquainted with their faculty, have many friends in the program, knew the campus building in and out, and am highly comfortable being the east bay, I didn't feel as touched by the school as much as I did Midwestern's. A few doctors and friends constantly remind me it's important to find a school that fits you, and don't choose a school based on prestige or based on the city. You have to consider if you can thrive in the school's community and what you can personally offer to your cohort and school. Plus, based on my friends' anecdotes on Berkeley, the school would definitely tear me apart and break me down (not saying that other schools are easier per se, but let's just say there is a lack of academic counseling or academic tutoring services, mental health counselors, etc.) and it would be difficult for me to bounce back... For Midwestern, I definitely felt the support (and they would pay for your tutoring services if you need them!).

Other than school, my spirits are at an all time high, and apparently it's pretty obvious, haha. It makes me happy to hear that folks say I'm a cheerful, chipper gal and I'm glad to be back to my normal self. I can safely say I have finally moved on (ok maybe like 90% to be completely honest) from my previous relationship and now I value the independence and maturity I've gained in the process. I'm really glad that things ended the time it did, because oh my god if it was any later, I am absolutely positive that it would affect my OAT, application cycle, confidence, and ultimately my interviews. Plus, I was able to strengthen and deepen my current relationships and explore my interests at the same time.

All in all, I'm just so very grateful for all the support I've received, and I hope that in this continual growth I'll be able to return everyone's generosity and time with my sincerest appreciation. I'm still learning how to be a better, more considerate and thoughtful person, and that's my resolution for the new year.

2017 was a year of reformation.
Let 2018 be a year of refinement.

With love,



Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 6:22 PM
One down!

F I N G E R S C R O S S E D .

Everything's looking up; and even if they don't work out, my other options aren't so bad either.
My heart is lighter, and excited for the future.

c/o 2022 leggggooooo


Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 9:59 PM
Oh boy.

Ugh, I am so screwed. This is such bad timing, but I can't help myself. Yeeesh.

What to do, what to do.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 11:36 PM

"Let me know if there's anything I can do to help make things easier for you."

- the sweetest words


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:46 PM

love me, optometry schools, LOVE MEEEEEE


Sunday, December 24, 2017 @ 6:03 PM
Cheater cheater pumpkin eater

It's nights like these where I am so, so happy to be a strong, independent womyn who can find success, strength, and happiness on her own. It took me a full year to regain my strength, and looking back, what was I thinking? I was so immature, so unreasonable, and so intoxicatingly selfish, it embarrasses me even thinking about what happened. Nevertheless, I'm grateful for the experiences and the maturity I've gained in the process of piecing myself together, so definitely no regrets.

But hey, I'm in a good place in my life right now, and I really can't ask for more.

But the point of this post is to say: fuck infidelity.

Fuck cheaters and the immense pain and suffering they create for their partner. There. is. no. excuse.

You, out of all people in this world, do not deserve all this pain and suffering. I am so, so sorry to hear about your traumatizing experience and the never ending, mad thoughts running through your head. You seriously have one of the most beautiful souls I've ever encountered, and your faithful dedication to underprivileged students never fails to deeply touch my heart. I hope you will find the right choice and peace within yourself. I will keep you in my thoughts, and pray that you'll find the light amongst all this chaos.

Stay strong, and don't let anyone get in the way of your success and happiness. Love you dearly. ♥