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blackfox026  ·  683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 1, 2022

i haven't been on Hubski in over 3 years! I love that it's still active here. Since last time I've visited, I've transitioned genders and finished about 99% of a master's degree in electrical/computer engineering--still one week left before I graduate, but it looks like I'll probably have a 4.0 for the program. I can code in like five different languages now. Right now I'm knee-deep in the last data science project for a machine learning class, which involves predicting stock prices. Not totally my thing, but the problem-solving aspect is cool. My therapist let me know this week that they could give me an ADHD-I diagnosis. It gives me hope that I can look into medication and start getting my life together, and stop relying on semi-functional coping strategies and Indian modafinil to stay on top of my deadlines and obligations. I'm scared to death to try to get out there and find work this summer, but I think things will work out.

I also finally got glasses after four years of noticing my vision gradually deteriorate, and they're super cute! It feels good to see things in focus.

c_hawkthorne  ·  683 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad you're back hope you stay around a while! I myself come and go in waves as do many of us, so no worries. Congrats on being able to be your truest and most authentic self and on finishing up grad school. I've got one more year left in my MPH so I feel the grad school pain and am very excited on finishing it up.

blackfox026  ·  682 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I think I will stick around, I’ve felt drawn more to long-form media and substantive discussions recently. I always liked the vibe here and am not totally sure why I faded out in the first place, but I’m sure it had to do with a hunger for dopamine-driven interactions starving out more depth-oriented ones.

Good luck with the last year of your MPH! I do think that in many ways this pandemic was a great time to go for a grad degree. We didn’t miss out on a lot being busy the past couple years haha