IA: Initiate and Creating Your Future Despite Your past

“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey I love this quote because I agree one hundred percent. What I love about fiction books is that we get to experience the lives of other characters and learn and grow with them. I had the wonderful opportunity of … More IA: Initiate and Creating Your Future Despite Your past

What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Concept: Writer

During my PhD studies, I took an entire course on concept analysis. I almost wanted to die during this course. It wasn’t that the course was difficult; instead, it was rather abstract. In the course, we picked a concept (e.g., risk) and examined the literature using a systematic process to understand the concept from multiple … More Concept: Writer

Hard Work and Luck

Being a writer is a lot harder than it appears. I recently finished Steven King’s book, On Writing. It was refreshing to hear the “author king” (literally) have many doubts for years even after all of his success. His wondered if his work was “good enough.” I didn’t realize that even “the man” thought that. … More Hard Work and Luck