Years, summarized into a few anecdotes.
- Do the things only you can do.
- Stress is usually a point of perspective.
- Happiness is found in self-confrontation and discomfort.
- Staying organized has massive second and third order benefits.
- In order to move fast, move slow.
- Do what you can to preserve your openness.
The year I got many opportunities to test my skillset in the wild.
- Be compassionate towards yourself.
- Growth takes time, and some pain.
- Your actions speak every day.
- Commitment’s rewards can only be seen in retrospect.
- Get out of my own way.
- Insecurity screams louder than talent or skill ever could.
- Practice thinking up from fundamental principles.
- It’s never a waste of times to learn something well.
- Find your people.
- Learn from everything and everyone you can get your hands on.
Being so far away from home and everything I knew made the last two years feel somewhat jarring. I needed to feel like I belonged again.
- All things take longer than expected.
- The deepest friendships are built out of shared experiences.
- When in doubt, double down on yourself.
- You have a lot to offer.
- You can’t get good at something until you do it over and over again.
- Find reasons to talk to your professors outside class, you’ll be surprised at what you learn.
This was the year I moved from Sri Lanka to Canada.
- Seek out what it takes to achieve your dreams.
- Time spent by yourself is spent on yourself.
- When you move, it’s going to take a while before you feel like yourself again.