A great future doesn't require a great past.

sep 28 2014 ∞
sep 28 2014 +
  • 2015 (24) - 2020 (29) - Graduate school (five years, hopefully)-
    • Don't get kicked out
  • Update: Got kicked out.
    • Working on mild mental illness
    • Coming up on 75 lb gained while in grad school (only a concern because it reflects my mental state)
    • Defending MS in the summer
    • Moving to Jake's in the summer after defense
    • Find a job, any job
  • 2021 (30) - 2026 (35) - Start career
    • Work at large company
    • Head research group
    • Be happy where I am
  • Travel a lot, at least 1x/year
  • Have a child??
apr 10 2016 ∞
may 27 2018 +
  • 1991 (0) - 1994 (3): Union City, CA
  • 1994 (3) - 2009 (18): San Francisco, CA
    • House three blocks from the beach (Outer Sunset)
    • House three blocks from 19th Ave & three blocks from the N-Judah line (Outer Sunset)
    • House three blocks from Geary near the Balboa Theatre (Outer Richmond); parents currently living here still
  • 2009 (18) - 2013 (22): La Jolla, CA
    • First year: Three-person on-campus apartment (shared room with Emily; Kate in other room)
    • Spent summer in San Francisco
    • Second year: Five-person on-campus apartment (shared room with Emily; Kate, Simone, Elisabeth in other rooms)
    • Summer apartment (shared room with Vaness...
apr 16 2016 ∞
aug 18 2016 +
  • Jealousy of others. We see something in someone that we want ourselves. This can be an indication that we too can possess similar gifts but we are not owning them. This shadow encourages us to own our gifts.
  • Anger towards someone, an indication that our own strengths are not being recognised. This shadow appearing shows that a strength is growing in us and to act on it.
  • Shame, an indication that we are hiding and not stepping into our power. An opportunity to be more supportive of self, to own our presence and power.
  • Bitterness, an indication that we’re keeping things to ourselves and preventing our gifts being shared. The shadow encourages us to open up more.
  • Manipulating others, an indication that our needs are not being owned and we are c...
jun 15 2017 ∞
mar 25 2018 +

You have the choice to do what you love or to continue living a life being submissive to the expectations put on you.

sep 15 2014 ∞
sep 15 2014 +
nov 10 2016 ∞
nov 10 2016 +
  • Areca palm
  • Prayer plant
  • Boston fern


  • Cat grass
  • Mint
  • Catnip
feb 3 2017 ∞
apr 26 2017 +
  • Thick fog in the early morning.
  • Steamed Jasmine rice.
  • The smell late at night in the suburbs after a warm day.
  • Hearing the sprinklers come on at night.
  • Taking a warm shower with the window cracked open to the cool night air.
  • Bustling shopping places during the holidays, that have giant Macy's Christmas trees and upbeat Christmas songs gently filtering though the loudspeaker.
  • Hearing the first bus make its rounds in the morning (but only if you've got a good night's sleep; otherwise it's just depressing).
  • Sitting on a long train or bus ride when you're not stressed or tired. There's just something about watching cities and suburbs and the countryside fly by, imagining being someone living a different life.
  • Hot pho on a sad day. Nothing quite as co...
mar 27 2013 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
  • Working hard at and accomplishing something.
  • Practicing and getting better.
  • Doing well at something, like an exam, esp if it was unexpected.
  • Seeing something concrete that comes from my struggles, like a good grade or a complicated dish I made for dinner.
  • Realizing that somebody whom I thought had a negative opinion about me actually has a positive one.
  • Thinking positively/being hopeful and excited for the future.
  • Finding something that fits me perfectly and feeling comfortable and confident in it.
  • Feeling tired yet accomplished after a long day.
  • Knowing I tried my best.
  • Knowing I didn't procrastinate.
  • Having an income and watching my bank acc...
feb 3 2013 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
  • Engagement proposals.
  • Acts of faithfulness and loyalty.
  • Performances produced by synchronized groups of people, or just groups of people united in a common selfless cause in general; things that are coming together against all odds (a capella groups, choirs, orchestras, jazz groups, enthusiastic audiences to bands, flash mobs, ballet dancers, fast-forward city scenes, fast-forward paintings).
  • Miracles.
mar 3 2013 ∞
aug 20 2013 +
  • When a cat kneads you
  • When a cat falls asleep smushed up against you
may 4 2016 ∞
jan 3 2017 +