I'm doing my best to not just be a good student or good employee but a good person. I love to learn and I try my best to keep an open mind, especially when it comes to things like politics and religion. I still have limits though. I strongly believe that racism, sexism, bigotry and homophobia are more than differences of opinion, they are a threat to the lives of human beings.
I'm studying biomedical sciences at GVSU, aiming to enter the master's program for Clinical Dietetics after I graduate. It feels a little weird being in college and being a couple years older than most of my classmates, but I don't regret the decisions I made. I wanted to be 100% serious and committed about the decision I made for college so I spent a few years working after high school to save up for it.
I strongly believe that it's ultimately not my place to say what I am and am not: anyone can say they're feminist, compassionate, empathetic, etc. It's how they behave and how they treat other people that says a lot more about whether or not they really are. Having said that, I would like to think that I display and act out the traits that I value.
I like lots of instrumental music for relaxing and studying, especially stuff like bossa nova. I'm also into experimental and unusual music like World's End Girlfriend. I don't watch much TV, to be honest.
I love all kinds of food, whether it's eating it, cooking it (even if I'm not that great at it), or just learning about it, and I'm always up to try new things. Chips and salsa are my go-to comfort food, though.
Audiobooks. Car trips and long lines haven't been the same ever since.
Learning. I know that's not really a single thing but I love to learn and understand the world around me bit by bit.
My parents. They've been so supportive of me as I figured out my life and I love them both dearly. (Does that count for two?)
A good, solid night's sleep.
- How the Calvinist Protestant work ethic of West Michigan is all kinds of messed-up.
- Confucianism and socially-focused self-cultivation.
- The always-growing list of "stuff I'd like to write someday eventually probably"
- Having argument with myself (and losing).
I'll answer just about any question you care to ask, whether it's a personal question or something silly. I like to hear about other people's passions and goals so if you have something you're really into, feel free to ramble about it to me!