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Lessons I’ve learned in self-quarantine

I feel like life has a way of doing whatever it can to make you learn that one really important lesson. If you experience something once and you ignore the lesson you should have learned, you’ll find yourself in another situation in the future that’s trying to teach that lesson again.

For me, that lesson is learning how to relax. I know it sounds ridiculous — how can someone NOT like to relax? Well you can ask any of my friends or family, I’m notoriously bad at this. …

Adulting is just as hard as everyone says it is (maybe even harder)

“Your flight to New York has been delayed an hour” — the worst notification you can get once you have already reached the airport and the plane was supposed to board in 10 min. Lucky for me, I was still at a restaurant at the airport, enjoying a nice meal, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to write my first blog in a while.

As many of you know, I graduated from Babson College in Boston last May and travelled 3,000+ miles to work in sunny San Francisco as a product marketer in tech. I didn’t expect to be…

Not four years, for life

Photo Credit: Chao Li

I believe there are pivotal moments in everyone’s life that change the course of their future forever. Whether it’s choosing between internship options or taking a year off from school to travel, there are decision points in your life that brought you to where you are today. For me, it’s incredible to think how my choice to come to Babson led to four years that were bigger and brighter than I could have ever imagined.

Coming to Babson College wasn’t the obvious choice for an Indian girl from a small suburb outside of Seattle. Most of the students from my…

Turning 21 has been bittersweet for me — I’m excited for what the year has to bring, but wary of being a year older.

As I sit in my college dorm room at the beginning of my senior year, I’ve realized that there are some really key things I’ve learned over the course of my life that I’d like to share with you. Thanks for reading the random musings from my brain:

  1. A small smile can go a long way: I’m a firm believer that the smallest action can create big impact in ways you don’t expect.
  2. A GPA or standardized test score doesn’t define intelligence: I was that kid who scored below 50% on many standardized tests in elementary school and struggled to…

This may not be the most popular opinion and feel free to disagree, but this is based on my personal experiences.

“Corporate sell-out” were the first words that I heard when I told my founder friends that I had decided to take an internship for the summer.

I founded Womentum, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit startup, the beginning of my sophomore year at Babson College so deciding what to do after classes ended that year wasn’t easy. I knew that I could spend a summer committed to scaling the organization by actively forming new partnerships and fundraising from foundations. But I…

And you should too.

Think about your proudest achievements–starting a new business you started, nailing your final presentation, or receiving an internship offer from that firm you love. Now think about the people who helped you along the way, whether it was a mentor, best friend, or parent. We all have those people whose support, guidance, and inspiration allowed us to achieve our goals.

My story is similar: as a high school student who lacked direction, but there was one person who led the volunteering activities for my city somehow believed that I had more potential in me that I thought I did to…

I debated at the end of 2015 whether or not I should share my year in reflection. I actually have a saved draft on Medium from last year when I began writing my reflections, but felt I never really found the right words. However, this year, the roller coaster ride that is 2016, I feel compelled than to share my thoughts.

As I sit at home in San Francisco on my favorite couch, I can’t help but be amazed by how much has changed in one year. From all the events happening around the world to the changes I saw…

Prabha Dublish

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