Emerging Adulthood

A few weeks ago, in my human development class, we talked about emerging adulthood aka 18 years of age-early 20s and possibly later 20s. We read articles and had a discussion on this possible stage. Some theorists consider it a stage of human development while others view it as a transition period, not a stage.… Continue reading Emerging Adulthood

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Two Weeks of Anger

While I was reading one of counseling books, it was going over polarities which is a component of Gesalt theory. In a very short summary, polarities are the two extremes where people tend to fall. For instance, adult vs. child, loving vs. hateful, strong vs. weak, etc. Polarities could be used for any type of… Continue reading Two Weeks of Anger

My Transition to my 1st Year of Graduate School

Multiple factors played a role in my first year of graduate school and overall transition. The main factor I think was the fact I dealt with multiple issues throughout my years of undergraduate school. Having exposure to those situations prepared me to be expect the worst and know how to deal with them, if they… Continue reading My Transition to my 1st Year of Graduate School

Differences Between my First Year of College and Gradaute School

Recently, I finished my first year of graduate school and it went smoother than I thought it was going to go. My freshmen year of college was really rough for a number of reasons so I kind of expected or was prepare for some of those same issues to arise again. To my pleasant surprise… Continue reading Differences Between my First Year of College and Gradaute School

The Queen of Overworking Herself is Trying to Give up Her Crown

When I started my first semester of graduate school, I had to take a research methods class. I accidentally signed up for one in the doctoral program instead of a master’s level one. A week before class the professor emailed me because she was looking at the list of names for her class and realized… Continue reading The Queen of Overworking Herself is Trying to Give up Her Crown

Unhealthy vs Healthy Coping Mechanisms

At the end of a previous post Mentally Preparing for the New Year, I emphasized using healthy coping mechanisms as way to be mentally prepared. I decided to write a separate post about unhealthy and healthy coping mechanisms to talk more about them. Unhealthy coping mechanisms are basically destructive to you in one or more ways/areas… Continue reading Unhealthy vs Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Every Girl Needs a Role Model

Personally I feel like every girl needs at least one role model that they can look up to, I was fortune enough to have more than one. Throughout my life, I have come in contact with multiple young women who have aided in my growth. These women were at least a year older than me… Continue reading Every Girl Needs a Role Model

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