Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
"In 2008 at 22 years old, I quit tennis and my world ended. I felt like a wounded soldier discharged from battle, someone who was suddenly stripped of her duty, given a new identity and asked to be happy, immediately..."
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Princeton Perspective Project is partnering with the Office of Career Services to pop the myth of effortless perfection and inspire Tigers to approach challenges with a sense of adventure and willingness to learn.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
"I came into Princeton knowing that I wanted to be in the Near Eastern Studies department and knowing what I wanted to study and all of a sudden I realized this was not what I wanted to do anymore. I just felt really directionless and really scared like I had kind of almost wasted my time."
Monday, Apr 6, 2015
"Admittedly, I was not doing well and because I had come from an educational environment where I flourished--I was very successful--without having to ask for help, here I was now in a situation where I had no idea how to ask for help."
Monday, Mar 30, 2015
"The end result, earning an Ivy League degree, says nothing about the journey that was taken to get there. To someone else who may not know the back story, my degree, my track and field success, and my involvement in artistic groups and volunteer groups may appear to be the results of effortless perfection. Such could not be further from the truth."
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
i know that to be vulnerable is to be strong, yet inside i am still hurled mercilessly by powerful currents, reeling from the pounding waves of emotions that crash, threatening to pull me under.
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
"The biggest thing for me was understanding that everyone is going through these issues, everyone is insecure, everyone has their strengths and their weaknesses and you just have to accept the things that you're good at and you're here for a reason."
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
"I think the biggest thing is really connecting with the people around you...It's not you versus them or you versus the school. It's you all in this together to learn something."
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
"We need to celebrate hard work on this campus and that we're not all just 'secret geniuses' who can pull everything off in the last minute. That's certainly not me."