It’s my party and I’ll vote if I want to

There's a commonly discussed idea in the 'helping business', and on courses where such topics as compassion fatigue and considering your own well-being when supporting others are discussed, they may sometimes show one of those airplane safety card pictures where you are instructed to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others. In a … Continue reading It’s my party and I’ll vote if I want to

Well I’ve always hated being a quitter

...and this has resulted in me suffering through many a broken situation, relationship, work/study environment, miserable experience. I like to try my hand at many things and do jump at the chance of doing stuff that sounds/looks appealing. Sometimes the appealing-ness fades quickly, but out of some weird sense of duty I struggle on. When … Continue reading Well I’ve always hated being a quitter

Today in the life and times of a Masters student

A topic really important to me is utility. I want to utilize myself for the greater good. I want to spend my time doing a lot of useful, meaningful, value-adding things. Reading dusty books in a dusty library does not present itself to me as particularly useful. I could be working, meeting people and helping … Continue reading Today in the life and times of a Masters student