fulbright scholarship

As of June 30, I submitted my completed Fulbright scholarship application for next year! I really don’t have a concept for how competitive the process is or how good my chances of getting chosen actually are. So, I wanted to put together the strongest possible application that I could. I spent a lot of time working on my proposal and all of the application components. I started learning Korean and reading research relevant to my work. I reached out to… Read more »

new midlife crisis

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been working through a bit of a personal crisis. I, however, prefer to call it my journey of personal discovery. Most of the time when I mention this feeling of restlessness and discontent to someone older, I am told that I am just having a mid-life crisis. How can that be? Women can start their mid-life crisis at 35, or so the Internet says. Unfortunately, I think… Read more »

steps to personal growth

If you’ve been following along on my journey of personal discovery this year, you will know that I have been looking deep into myself to find my passion and my purpose. For my whole life, I’ve felt like the purpose of my gifts and talents was so much bigger than the small towns to which they have been confined. Part of finding the answers to my questions this year has been confronting that nagging feeling that just would not go… Read more »

equal pay day

Although Women’s History month ended a few days ago, I wanted to end my celebration with a discussion about Equal Pay Day. Statistics show that women are systematically paid less than men for doing the same job. As a matter of fact, women may only be paid around 70% of what men are paid for the same position.   I have not had access to the detailed data from which these statistics were derived. In my mind, there can be… Read more »

creating a vision board

Vision boards have become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks to Pinterest. I’ve read a lot of articles about why you should have a vision board and what you should do with it, and this year I decided to finally make one. The one problem I had when creating my vision board was the fact that I don’t have a clear and definite focal point for the future, which is one of the main points of a vision… Read more »

INFP

Have you ever heard of or taken the Myers-Briggs Personality Test? The full test is quite comprehensive, but there are a lot of places online that will give you a simplified version of the test. Your personality gets scored in four different facets. Are you more of an introvert or extrovert? Do you take in and interpret information through sensing or intuition? Is your decision-making governed by feeling or thinking? Do you interact with the outside world by judging or… Read more »