Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
"There’s the feeling that since you got into this school, you have your lives figured out and we don’t expect to go through any transformation, which is patently untrue – for me, at least. I changed a lot as a person and I’m not even done with freshman year."
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
"The truth is, none of us have really figured it out. Some of us have had more time to reflect on these issues than others, but we all deal with the same pressure of appearing a certain way and assuming that people see us a certain way and feeling like we don't live up to those expectations."
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
"Being a student athlete here as well was tough. When I would have those hard moments academically, I would have to turn that around right away and step on the court...The hardest times would be when neither of those were working."