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Hi, I'm Anna!

You don’t know how deeply you are intertwined with someone until you try to walk away from them.

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Words to keep inside your pocket:

  • Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
  • Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful. 
  • Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound. 
  • Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling. 
  • Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like. 
  • Aubade - a song greeting the dawn. 
  • Ephemeral - lasting a very short time. 
  • Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal. 
  • Euphonious - pleasing; sweet in sound. 
  • Billet-doux - a love letter. 
  • Redamancy - act of loving in return.

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Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.
— Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

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I think mathematicians do mathematics for reasons that are very similar to those of musicians playing music or any artist doing their art. It’s all about trying to contribute to a certain understanding of ourselves and of the world around us.
— Princeton mathematician Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics. Read more about Bhargava and the award here and watch a video about him here.

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how did you deal with all the stress through mv with college apps, sats, finals, etc.?

I took things one at a time. Sometimes, it did get overwhelming when I thought about the big picture, so instead I made everything into bit-sized pieces and worked on them one at a time. I also never compared myself to my peers, or at least I tried very hard not to, because that’s a huge factor that contributes to stress at Monta Vista. Finally, I had amazingly supportive parents who would even sometimes try to hold me back from pushing myself too hard, suggesting that I don’t take another AP or to stop studying all the time, but in the end, they supported my decisions 110% and helped me get to where I am today.

Also, for everything you listed above, start early. I wasn’t stressed through college apps, SATs, or finals because I always felt like I was in control. I budgeted time to study for SATs and finished them early junior year, and I never studied hard for finals because I made sure I learned everything thoroughly the first time during class. As for college applications, I’d do one or two essays a week, and by the end of November, I was just doing a few last edits.

Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed,
borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves.
— Osho

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You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.
— Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

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