Things I have Learned in Undergraduate and Graduate school: Passion

Passion for a line of work or a specific field is something you either have or don’t. You cannot fake it. It is something that is naturally already inside of you. It is sometimes an unconscious and automatic action. Of course, you can consciously work toward your passion to expand it and take it to… Continue reading Things I have Learned in Undergraduate and Graduate school: Passion

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I want to Be a Diamond

When I was in middle school, my science and math teacher asked me, “Do you like diamonds?” I said, “Yes.” “Would you rather be a diamond or a regular rock? And why?” Wondering where this was going, I replied, “Diamond because it is considered the best and toughest stone.” He asked, “How is a diamond… Continue reading I want to Be a Diamond

Offer Support Instead of Jumping to Conclusions

There are times that I see people in harmful situations that limits their growth. It makes me want to pick them up and move them to a more positive environment, as if their pieces on a board game, so that they can fully thrive. But life isn't that simple. I cannot just move people away… Continue reading Offer Support Instead of Jumping to Conclusions

Comparing Yourself to Others Could Blind Your Judgement

Comparing myself to others really prevented my confidence from developing when I was a child and teenager. If I was not doing what other people was doing, I used to think less of myself. I would use other people lives as expectations for what I should accomplish. For example, I always wanted to be intelligent,… Continue reading Comparing Yourself to Others Could Blind Your Judgement

I was Already the Person Who I Dreamed of Becoming

If someone would have told me while I was in high school that I would be the person I am today, I would have told them they got the wrong Nia. Everything I wanted to be when I younger I have always been. The traits and talents I desperately wished for, I always had since… Continue reading I was Already the Person Who I Dreamed of Becoming