Fuck Boston, I still want to end up in the bay.
- 5 days ago
- 6 days ago
In a meeting and my own voice is making my head hurt. MY OWN VOICE. WHAT IS THIS LIFE??
- 2 weeks ago
Because when your’e really going through rough shit, who’s actually got your back. Girls are willing to sit down and talk through shit and actually feel vulnerable for a second. Guys just wanna get drunk, act happy, and do dumb shit with each other. And yes, that’s an important part of getting past things and finding your own belief again. But when you’re having serious issues, you need to actually address them rather than just push them down with drinks and banter.
Maybe part of this is because I see these traits in myself. I don’t actually deal with anything, I just put my issues in tiny black boxes and hide them in the catacombs of my life. But that’s not always a good strategy. Because boxes get too full, and then they open and spill things everywhere. And when you finally realize that the way you want things to be is far different from the way they actually are, you need someone to actually address that and listen to that, not just pour a shit ton of whiskey on it.
Girls are great at listening and understand and empathizing, traits which guys lack in a lot of cases. Obviously its not a hard-and-fast rule, and maybe its just the company I keep. But girls are so much more able to understand things outside of themselves, which makes their company infinitely better when you’re actually struggling.
Maybe this just proves Beatrice right, that I truly do have internal genitalia….
- 3 weeks ago
- 3 weeks ago
-Celebrated Chinese New Year with dumplings, sake bombs, and a visit to Hong Kong in Cambridge
-Found two bills while leaving a bar at 2 am and shoved them into my pocket. Got outside and realized they were both hundred dollar bills.
-Went to Flour right before closing and they gave me all the pastries they were going to throw out
-Presented a poster at a conference, where I
a) met my new life hero (Tom Gross, Pediatric Oncologist specializing in lymphoma and head of the Natl. Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health)
b) chatted with Rifat Atun, world renowned health economist who has published in every journal imaginable and was an executive at the Global Fund for 4 years
c) discussed my work in Malawi with Paul Farmer, the highly-controversial sparkplug behind Partners in Health (and all their work in Haiti/Rwanda/Malawi/Lesotho/everywhere)
-For the first time in 3 months, ran 1.5 miles and had pretty minimal knee pain. Im baaaaaaaaack!
-Did box jumps with a box as high as my hips. Apparently I can still get up?
-Dropped 6 lbs in two weeks. Shit is bananas.
-Got rejected by a girl. Just proof that life can’t be perfect.
Barely finished my SAS assignment on time.
Got rejected by a girl.
Rediscovered Smashing Pumpkins.
- 1 month ago