Self-talk for when I doubt my ability to EVER become fluent in one of my foreign languages

Self-talk for when I doubt my ability to EVER become fluent in one of my foreign languages

Most people’s reaction to the sentence “I’m getting a PhD in Comparative Literature”

Most people’s reaction to the sentence “I’m getting a PhD in Comparative Literature”

When I start to feel alone in my exasperation at all the social injustice that our greedy, capitalistic, patriarchal, racist, classist, sexist, homophobic, selfish and closed-minded society, both sustains and demands

When I start to feel alone in my exasperation at all the social injustice that our greedy, capitalistic, patriarchal, racist, classist, sexist, homophobic, selfish and closed-minded society, both sustains and demands

Upon realizing that I spent/will have spent basically my entire 20s in school

Upon realizing that I spent/will have spent basically my entire 20s in school

When I say to myself “I’m not going to analyze this movie critically or theoretically” and then…

When I say to myself “I’m not going to analyze this movie critically or theoretically” and then…

When a peer asks if I’ve gotten started on any of my summer work

When a peer asks if I’ve gotten started on any of my summer work

Trying to pay off my sleep debt by forcing myself to sleep for 11 hours at a time while I have the time

Trying to pay off my sleep debt by forcing myself to sleep for 11 hours at a time while I have the time

Stumped in trying to remember what my degree is (Comparative Literature), I overhear my mom just tell someone I study “Education”

Stumped in trying to remember what my degree is (Comparative Literature), I overhear my mom just tell someone I study “Education”

When someone has the audacity to try and move one of my carefully arranged book piles

When someone has the audacity to try and move one of my carefully arranged book piles

Faced with summertime freetime, I trick myself into thinking I enjoy camping/hiking/nature for periods longer than like…two hours.

Faced with summertime freetime, I trick myself into thinking I enjoy camping/hiking/nature for periods longer than like…two hours.