My Blog’s Year in Review: 2014 Edition

In honor of 2014 coming to an end, I’ve put together a Year-In-Review post that highlights content from the past year that I feel best represents my blog. Please, take a look and check out anything you may have missed! 🙂

January

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 1.55.44 AMComing Out to My Sister

She insisted I must like someone and she really wanted to know “her” name. Question after question, I kept saying, “No one. There’s no one!” … read more.

Our iPad Got So Cold Its Apps Started ShiveringScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 1.57.05 AM

When my dad pulled out the iPad Mini to take a picture outdoors, he noticed something unusual. The apps were shaking! He decided the frigid air must be to blame. 

February

The MBTI Changed My Life Forever (Story of a Gay INFJ)infj-head

INFJ – A four letter combination linked to a description that fit me PERFECTLY. I learned that INFJs are the least common of the 16 personality types and we make up around 1% of the population- and less than 0.5% are men. Suddenly everything made sense… read more

Life-Changing Revelation: Bye Business… I’m Going Pre-Med?colorful-galaxy-full-130404

And almost as if the planets aligned themselves before me, the message became clear. My destiny is to become a child psychiatrist and here’s why

March

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I recently read the book Alex & Me (highly recommend) so I decided to watch an interview with the author: Irene Pepperberg. What an incredible woman. I would have loved the chance to meet her and Alex before he left us.

April

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 1.28.20 AMThe Story of How I Came Out to My Parents on Easter at 3AM

She asked, “Rock, is there something you need to tell us?” I stumbled a bit on my words. I really couldn’t say anything. I knew exactly where this was going and my head was already spinning… read more.

I’m Now a Brother of Delta Lambda PhiScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 1.41.22 AM

It’s true. They say it doesn’t get any easier. If I wanted to join Delta Lambda Phi, it was probably in my best interest to do so now as a freshman. So I did.

May

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 1.46.24 AMLast Minute Unexpected Surgery is Always Fun

Oh boy… my summer vacation just got even more chaotic… I found out Thursday evening that I’m in need of surgery and well.. I have a fear of anesthesia…

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 1.52.07 AMFlowers of Spring 2014

Explore this year’s Spring Gallery! Please feel free to browse through some of my favorite shots.

June

Facing My Fear of AnesthesiaScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.05.17 AM

After undergoing an unexpected operation, Rocky awakens from his anesthesia. When the surgeon and anesthesiologist are nowhere to be found, Rocky begins to sob for he was not given a chance to thank them.

July

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.11.28 AMI Finally Passed Calculus

All I can say right now is HALLELUJAH. I’ve never been so excited to finish a class in my life!

The Story Behind the Haunted Winchester Mystery HouseScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.16.02 AM

At the time of her death, the sprawling mansion contained 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens…

August

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.23.44 AMUnderstanding the INFJ Personality Type (Cognitive Functions)

Since I first discovered I’m an INFJ, I’ve gone on a long journey exploring the intricacies of the personality type in an effort to better understand myself and others.

My Trip to Turks and Caicos So FarScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.26.24 AM

It’s really breathtaking. If there was ever an island to go to for a relaxing laid-back vibe, this is the place.

September

Moving into My New DormScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.45.36 AM

Dorm room feng shui: When entering a new dorm, the first thing you should do is push the bed against the wall to elicit a strong sense of support.

A Rather Delayed Birthday CelebrationScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.52.10 AM

I was so happy to be celebrating her birthday even if it was over ten weeks ago! 

October

Is General Chemistry at Rutgers Hard?Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.54.57 AM

My favorite was last week when we were learning about atomic shapes. It was like I was in a cartoon. I felt like I was designing Pokemon or something.

5 Tips on How to Study Smarter (Especially for an INFJ)Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 11.02.01 AM

Here is a list of 5 tips on how INFJs can study smarter to perform better in college. Ok. Here we go. 
Discover my 5 tips.

November

How is the Food at Rutgers?Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 3.08.03 AM

Whether you’re looking to begin your day with a bowl of Fruity Pebbles or a chunk of Kickin’ buffalo chicken, the dining halls at Rutgers have got you covered. 

Can a Type B Personality Get Into Med School?Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 3.21.29 AM

This theory forces individuals into an A/B dichotomy and it seems I lean more towards B than A. But can a Type B person like myself succeed in a profession dominated by Type As? 

This Thanksgiving My Family Gave Thanks for StinkbugsScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 3.26.09 AM

But there was no time for any of us to change anything. Every bowl of soup had already been poured and prepared and now it was too late to change them.

My Grandma Can Smell the Soldiers at Old NavyScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 11.02.15 AM

A humorous story about my grandmother and why she said she’d never ever shop for clothes from Old Navy…

December

Home for the HolidaysScreen shot 2014-12-29 at 3.19.28 AM

I DID IT! I survived my first semester as a pre-med student! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! Couldn’t have done it without your support. 😀

Merry Christmas!!! Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 11.09.07 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! My favorite gift this year was my $5.00 yoga block. 😉 

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  1. I was looking at the picture of you on the beach with the deep blue sea whilst stood waiting for a bus in the snow. Roll on summer. Thanks for sharing your shivering ipad story again. Made me laugh almost as much as the first time.

  2. So they stopped the Daily Prompt before you could do the full year’s worth. I guess technically you fulfilled your resolution to do all of the daily prompts this year…

    On a more gratuitously promotional note, I’m starting a new writing challenge in early January. The prompts will be harder than the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenges but they’ll only be once a week. If you’re looking for something new to do, give it a shot.

    The URL is http://blacklightcandelabra.wordpress.com

    1. Hi Bumblepuppies! I was so disappointed to see that a daily prompt was not posted today… Hopefully they will still put one up later so I can complete what I set out to do! Otherwise, I’ll consider my goal achieved. Anyway, I’ll check out your prompts and maybe I’ll complete them out in 2015! 🙂 Happy New Year to you!

      1. Happy New Year to you too. BTW: if you check the Daily Post homepage, you’ll see that they’ve added a “try another” button to the daily prompt box. I guess they figure that there are too few long-termers for them to keep creating new prompts when they have a massive archive. It’s kind of hard for me to disagree with that logic… if that is indeed their logic.

        1. Haha that probably IS their logic… however, they are recycling prompts from less than 2 years ago! I’m pretty sure there are prompts that are MUCH older than that. If they want to reuse some, they should bring back the REALLY old ones! Just my personal opinion.

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