It feels safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most. For me, it is a year where nothing seems to have happened and where everything has happened.
About Jiaming Zeng
Jiaming likes to spend her free time reading books, hanging out with friends, and musing about life. She also enjoys being occasionally adventurous and wants to one day travel the world. In her non-free time, she mostly spends it trying to make progress on her PhD research and reading papers on the various applications of artificial intelligence. In her alternative life, Jiaming has always dreamed of becoming a writer. Hence, she is really thankful that she gets to start her “writing career” by sharing her journey with God and stories of His everlasting faithfulness.
She also blogs at https://sadahila.wordpress.com/.
Entries by Jiaming Zeng
I watched the Netflix movie The Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, on a lazy weekend evening.
Although I thought I was familiar with the word “divorce”, I did not expect to have tears streaming down my face as I wrestled with the meaning of broken relationships, forgiveness, and redemption over the next two hours and 17 minutes.
How do I find my passion? I typed that question into Google my first-year in graduate school. I asked my professors. I asked my peers. They say, it should be what excites you in the morning. They say, you should go to bed thinking about it. They say, it’s what you want to do for the rest of your life. They say, they say. But I don’t.
Although my life is generally free from life-threatening dangers and perils, I still find much to be afraid of. I’m afraid of large dogs. I’m afraid of leaving a bad impression.
I’ve always disliked being emotional. Perhaps it started when I watched my parents fight as a child. I never understood how a simple discussion over loading the dishwasher or cooking dinner could explode into a fight that might last for days.
I finally got a late acceptance to present at one of the top conferences in my field this November. Ever since I’ve heard about this conference, attending it has been on my “life goals” list, a milestone in my PhD career.
I’ve never been good at socializing, especially at large events such as parties, networking, and happy hours. I talk to many people, yet still walk out of events feeling like I know no one. Friends tell me that they often feel the same way.
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