πŸ’₯Atomic Essays

Short-form lightly edited, lightly structured essays, written in 30 minutes.
Published on:
July 2, 2022

🌈 Happily All Over The Place

The 13-20-year-old Naya spent...

πŸ“š Many days in Barnes and Nobles learning life tips from Real Simple and learning about Java Programming through books until the store close

πŸ’Ώ Her weekends in Starbucks being mentored in Databases and SQL by a stranger

πŸ¦• Every Saturday on the museum mile after a run around Central Park... exploring the Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

🌈 After school, hours were spent exploring random wonders of the village and working at an independent theater

πŸ“Š Some days studying open data sets provided through the New York Public Library and NYC.gov, learning random facts

πŸ’Έ Nights learning about finance and what it takes to become a financial advisor

🧠 Many hours studying college Psychology and Economics textbooks

πŸ“šEvery single day, with a book in her hand on the subway, reading about geography and studying phrases from various languages

I spent my entire life interested in "all the things" some people find joy in sports, shopping, etc. I find joy in fueling my intellectual side by learning about various domains of life.

Constantly being told:
- why are you learning that?
- What use is that information for you?
- Why don't you stick to learning one thing and become an expert in being like the rest of us?
- Why are you all over the place? Stick to learning one thing.

I've heard these things my entire life. Adults constantly made me feel like I was doing something wrong and would never find a career in life. And after feeling years of guilt for being excited to fill my brain with more knowledge, I am embracing being a Polymath

I am happily all** **over the place, always continuing to learn all the things! πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸŒˆ