Four years ago, a few weeks after I decided I was going to start my own company, I experienced one of those quintessential character-defining moments. You know what I’m talking about, one of those memories you can point to and say “There. That’s when I saw everything differently.” I distinctly remember sitting in a room full… Continue reading How I Raised Over $2M As A 24 y/o Female Founder
Hiding the Blame: The Silent Battle Within Immigrant Families
At my last session, my therapist asked me what I wanted to talk about. I had never felt more guilty saying it, but after 23 years of silence, I replied “I think I want to forgive my parents.” In that moment, I gave myself permission for the first time in my life to acknowledge out… Continue reading Hiding the Blame: The Silent Battle Within Immigrant Families
The Violent Nature of Self-Improvement
Addiction. When you hear that word, your mind instantly conjures up the image of alcohol or drugs. Or maybe money or toxic relationships. Perhaps even lying, or as an addict might call it, “the delicate art of stretching the truth”. We think of addiction as something destructive, an inner demon that leads to one’s demise. It’s… Continue reading The Violent Nature of Self-Improvement
How often do you stop to think about why you do the work you do every day? For a while, I didn’t know why. Why was I so stuck on online office hours, or helping someone share their notes, or getting some students to host their own study session? Sure education tools are important, but it wasn’t… Continue reading Why?
My Five Life Lessons of College
You know those milestones in life that seem lightyears away but always end up coming faster than you can ever imagine? From finishing high school to turning 21 to getting married and having kids, we always think “That seems so far from now, I can’t even imagine it”. Graduating from college brings the same exact… Continue reading My Five Life Lessons of College
Living with an Imposter
I’ve wanted to write about living with imposter syndrome for a while now because I know it’s something that so many of us face yet don’t even realize. For the longest time I had no explanation for what I was feeling, and opted to just group the emotions in with my depression and anxiety. It… Continue reading Living with an Imposter
When It Doesn’t Go Away
When you’re five, there isn’t a single word in your world that can explain why leaving your bed makes you so unhappy. And how was I or my Dad supposed to know that at seven, being told that you’ve done something minutely wrong will live in your head for the next 4 months straight? At… Continue reading When It Doesn’t Go Away
What does $40,000 get you?
“Raise your hand if you have any questions.” Raise your hand if you’ve heard this statement a million times followed by pin-drop silence. After 3 years in college, I can count on one hand the number of times that I’ve actually seen a hand held high after this classic inquiry. I wish this… Continue reading What does $40,000 get you?