“What’s one of your favorite things about yourself?
I feel really deeply what other people feel, which can be a positive and a negative thing. Sometimes I feel like I take on the emotional burden of a lot of people, even people that I don’t know. But I think it’s given me a lot, I can empathize with people and connect with people I might not seemingly have anything in common with.
Self-doubt. I’m applying to PhD programs right now in sectors that don’t really make a lot of sense to professional people. Like sociology, American studies or ethnic studies. People don’t really get why you would need to study that for 7 years. So I have a lot of doubt about if I should pursue those things, even though it brings me a lot of joy. It’s something I think about every single day.
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