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Hi all! If you're reading this, it means that I'm legit taking this side project seriously and have s
 
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Say What?
Hi all!
If you’re reading this, it means that I’m legit taking this side project seriously and have started to promote it. Awesome!
A few weeks ago, I was talking to a good friend of mine, Aizan (you’ll hear from him occasionally), and he suggested that I start sending a bi-weekly newsletter about things I’ve learnt and experience throughout my graduate school journey.
If you enjoyed what you’re reading - that’s amazing! Share it out, tweet it, send it on to a friend. Spread the love and awesomeness, and reach out to me if you have suggestions or ideas for improvements!
If you don’t enjoy it, feel free to unsubscribe (and take a piece of my heart with you, while you’re at it). There will be an unsubscribe link in every email, so you’re not obligated to stay subscribed if you don’t want to (but, really, do you want to unsubscribe and stop hearing from me?)
Thank you again for reading, and let me know what you think of this!

Graduate School thoughts
In my first term, I have to write two 3,000 words assignments and one 6,000 words assignment. Now, I love writing, and I’m thankful that the topics that I’m writing about is somewhat interesting to me. That helps a lot in the research and writing processes, since I don’t mind spending hours on it.
One of the biggest differences between my undergraduate life and my postgraduate life is the amount of reading and independent work that is required from me. Sure, I’m not actually being tested on the things that are talked about in classes or in the readings. My tutor wouldn’t actually ask us to tell her the definition of youth work or quiz us on the history of social policy in Britain.
The only things that matter are the assignments that I have to submit. And I wouldn’t be able to do them without doing all the required readings, and more. But it’s okay. I’m picking it up now (albeit a little late to save the term, but I’d hopefully start early next term).
So the lesson is: read. Read anything and everything related to the topic. Every little thing helps give you a little more perspective, and you’ll never know where your inspiration for the assignment might come from.
Weekly Find
christine teigen
baby miles getting fitted for a little helmet today for his adorable slightly misshapen head. so if you see pictures, don't feel bad for him because he's just fixing his flat and honestly he's probably gonna be even cuter with it somehow
10:54 PM - 3 Dec 2018
This thread is not only adorable (read the replies!), but also made me look up about flat head syndrome (Plagiocephaly and brachyephaly). Now, there’s little evidence that proves the effectiveness of using the helmets to help ‘shape’ a baby’s head, but if the parents feel like doing so, by all means, go ahead. The babies look adorable anyhow, and those who replied to Christine’s tweet seemed to have the helmet work out for them, so good for them!
Fun fact
I started blogging in 2008, and one of the earlier names of my blog was Nazu’s Picture Perfect Life. It had some other seriously questionable names that I will not share here for the sake of my reputation, until it became what it is, Silent Confessions, somewhat in 2011 (?).
How did I get to that particular name?
It was all thanks to a random blog name generator, because the blogger lacks the creativity to come up with her own name.
No judging, okay?
From #SilentConfessions
Fresh Grad 101: Making your job application stand out
Hope you’ve enjoyed the first issue, and if you do, feel free to spread the positivity to your friends and recommend that they sign up too!
I look forward to writing again, and until then, stay awesome!
Love,
Nazu
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