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

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

For the love of floral


It is almost Spring in Chicago, and I am ready to wear all of the dresses. I cannot wait to live in a warm place so that I can wear dresses throughout most of the year. Now that I’m older, I am starting to get obsessed with patterns and florals. I’m also a sucker for anything that …read more →

April 17, 2017

Celebrating Friday


This week I am celebrating Friday by traveling to Atlanta to visit my family. I absolutely cannot wait to meet my niece for the first time! I hear that she looks (and acts) a lot like I do. Has that ever happened to you? Your niece/nephew is a mini-you, and you have no idea how? It blows …read more →

April 14, 2017

The truth about my impromptu hiatus


Over the past few weeks, I took an impromptu hiatus. Laura, again? Lol, yeah. Again. I decreased the amount of time I spent on Facebook, only logging in to chat with my family. I stopped re-tweeting completely, mainly because the content was political and hateful. And, I also limited what I posted on Instagram. Do you know …read more →

March 25, 2017