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Undergraduate student just trying to leave her own imprint in the world.
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Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.

(Source: thedailypozitive)

Monday April 14th // Filed under: quote,

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12:44pm

Just going with the motion. Trying to at least. Emotions at an all time high.. but if I didn’t feel anything, something would be seriously wrong.

Keeping myself busy has never been so damn hard.

Monday April 14th // Filed under: personal, triciaxucdavis,

You’ll never know this, but I’ve gotten into a habit of reading your blog as of lately, even though I know there will be no new posts added to it. Something about it gives me much more insight to you than I’ll ever get, and it surprises me every single time.

Wednesday April 9th // Filed under: personal,

The Academic [and life] Confusion of Tricia Nguyen

My dad woke me up today on accident by opening the door to my room. He closed it again, seeing that I haven’t exactly been a morning person this break… And then he opens up my door again to start a conversation. The first question he asks?

"Are you working this summer or taking summer classes?"
Followed by, “If you’re not, maybe you should study for the PCATs. Just a suggestion.”

My response? It can only be depicted as such: -________- and throwing a pillow over my face.

Hello Tumblr, it’s been quite some time since I last posted here, hasn’t it? Winter quarter has now past, and honestly, it was probably one of the worse quarter, academic wise, in my history of schooling thus far. In terms of whether that’s good or bad - I guess it goes both ways. It’s bad for my GPA and transcript; it’s bad self-esteem wise… but it’s good because it’s the reality slap I need to start taking school a hundred times more seriously and as competitively as the students in my major.

Speaking of majors, the average college student changes their majors three to five times during their college career. I honestly thought I was going to be the exception to that rule of thumb, but since coming to UC Davis, I think I’ve thought about switching majors about a million times… I seriously have gone through about three-four different possibilities of what my declared major should be AND three-four possible options for my minor throughout THIS quarter alone… And right in this moment, I think I’ve only come to the conclusion to what my major is, not even my minor.

If I can’t even figure out what major/minor I want to be (which in this case I am purely concentrating in something that I like and enjoy), how the heck am I supposed to figure out what I want to do with my life?! All this time, I’ve been pretty set on going to pharmacy school, but that’s the thing, I can’t help but feel that there’s a big fat BUT that follows that statement. I can’t help but question myself: is this what I really want to do with my life? Will I enjoy it? Why do I even want to become one? 

Don’t get me wrong, pharmacy still is definitely still an option to me, but I’m starting to explore many more options. “Don’t settle,” my cousin told me when she was telling me about her own undergraduate struggle, “and continue to explore what it is you really want to do.” I supposed that’s the scariest part to me right now - exploring the unknown and the endless possibilities of the job realm, and honestly not knowing. Not knowing what’s going to happen next. Not knowing what I’ll end up choosing as a career path. Not knowing what’s going to happen to me after I graduate.

As a transfer student, I just feel like I’m running out of time. And it’s stressing me out.

Saturday March 29th // Filed under: personal, triciaxucdavis,
Wednesday March 26th // Filed under: reblog, music,
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