At this Snapshot in my Journey
I am a rising junior at MIT reflecting and inquiring about the world around me, unafraid to ask the hard questions in life. I'm currently studying computer science and economics, but this may change since I'm taking a chill summer to do some more soul-searching.
I would love to chat with you if you think you have any thoughts or ideas about this.
Thinking about life is hard, but rewarding.
Things I care about
- Finding truth
- Figuring out how to life
- Contributing to a prosperous society
Things I'm Working On
- Being kind to myself
- Trusting myself
- Overcoming social anxiety
- Finding intrinsic motivation
Things I Want To Be Proud Of
- Spending the time to think about what I truly want in life and how to best make the world a better place
- Taking a chill summer for more time to reflect and improve my happiness
- Creating this website and blog
- Getting into MIT
- Running effective altruism at MIT
- Starting a campaign to get my local city council to support bills promoting sustainability
- Creating a Chrome Extension that blocks various parts of Facebook and alerts when I’ve used Facebook for another few minutes
Things I enjoy
- Coming up with new ideas on how to life
- Learning about counterintuitive things
- Playing the fakelele (it's actually a violin)
- Taking morning walks
- Playing volleyball
- Meeting cool people like you!
Posters of Thoughts
Now that you've scrolled down this far, time for some posters!
Posters and diagrams I made while thinking about how to life
Some of my most interesting and life-changing insights come from talking to other people. Even if you don’t feel like you have anything to say, you probably have something interesting to share. All of us come from different backgrounds, so something that is obvious to you may have been overlooked by me.
Feel free to
- Stalk and add me: on Facebook, Github, and LinkedIn.
- Email me: emilyfan [at] mit.edu
- Cowork: Having another person to do work with has helped myself and others stay focused and find work more enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to schedule one.
- Meet me: If you are interested in some realtime interaction with me, feel free to schedule a time on my calendly.
- And of course, read my blog!
Also, I love feedback! Feel free to ocassionally spam my anonymous comments form!
And you've made it to the end! :)