New Year Resolutions


I always make resolutions, but I hardly end up keeping them. They always end up being too ambitious, unrealistic, and based on what I didn’t do enough of the year before. I don’t think it’s emotionally healthy to base your resolutions on your perceived shortcomings, so this year I have very few resolutions. 1. Make …read more →

December 31, 2017


Laura, Lifestyle

It’s been a while since I posted, and there are several reasons for that. 1) I’ve genuinely been busy with graduate school/life and prioritized experiments and data analysis over my blog. And 2) If I didn’t feel it was worthy to write (i.e. something you could actually use in the future or gained new knowledge …read more →

November 12, 2017

3 Easy Ways to Start Investing


Lately I’ve been obsessed with saving and making money. I’ve started to coupon and only buy items when there’s a good deal. I’ve also started to think about ways I’m passively losing money, and how I can start to passively make money. As a student, I’m really interested in ways I can start investing sooner rather …read more →

September 4, 2017

A Quiet Ride Home


I’m writing this while on the train ride back home. I just dropped Shey off at the airport, and I am heading out of town soon, too. Things have been very quiet around here, and a lot of that has to do with life’s ins and outs. A lot more of it has to do …read more →

August 8, 2017

Friday Wrap Up

Graduate School Experience, Laura, Lifestyle

I’ve been dreaming about Friday since Tuesday. We have 2 new lab members, and guess who is training them? Me! I am also working on my own experiments, writing, & have had lot of meetings lately. Some people find the busy-ness  of academia invigorating, and others (like me) find it draining. I’m much more comfortable working …read more →

June 9, 2017

Celebrating Friday


Not going to lie, I loved having a short week. There’s nothing better than spending Monday with family, especially if that includes an adorable baby! I visited Atlanta last weekend, and I am now back in Chicago. One of my favorite parts about going home is seeing the cultural difference between Midwesterners and Southerners. Hands down, I …read more →

April 21, 2017