I get tons of questions in my inbox about the same thing – so I thought I would answer them right here for you, so that its all in one place! Here is a roundup of the most FAQ ever on Mint Candy Designs.
Q: What do you do and are in school for?
A: I am finishing my PhD in Clinical Psychology InshAllah in a few weeks! I have a been a graduate student since 2012 and have been on this journey for a while, so it feels amazing seeing the finish line. My degree is a dual degree – clinical and research based. The first component is to do a research based PhD which I am finishing up (with its associated courses and other requirements). The second component is to do clinical practice and get trained in therapy and neuropsychological assessment. I have done that as well, and am moving to Vancouver for a residency to finish up the last requirement for the clinical piece of my program.
Q: Why are you moving to Vancouver?
A: I am going to be doing a one year pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology in Vancouver starting September. Thats why I am moving. Once i finish that, then I will be working full time in either research, clinical and/or both starting September 2019.
Q: How do you balance it all? You are such a super woman [literally someone wrote this question in and i laughed out loud]
A: I don’t balance it all. That is the simple answer, friends! Case and point, the past few days, I have been working longer hours and my daughter is picking up on that and has not been happy. Before I left the house a few days ago at 7 am, she said “mama no work pwease” which melted my heart. But, I have to keep going. Sometimes, in the struggle to balance it all, I drop more than one ball. And I have just learned to be okay with that, because I can’t do it all. I don’t see my friends all that often, because free time is sacred and reserved for my family. I have learned some tricks over the past 2 ish years that help me work more productively which you can check out HERE. I have also put together a system of meal prep [part I is HERE and part II is HERE] and this helps me stay sane and also eat better, which then in turn helps me feel and work better. So it may seem like I have it all together, but remember, thats all I show on social media. I don’t share the moments where I cry out of stress, or when I cry in the car to work because I constantly feel like I am missing out on moments with my child.
Q: What lip colour do I wear in all my stories?
A: I am currently obsessed with this lip colour by Kat Von D. [linked below]
Q: Where are we planning on travelling to next?
A: Hmm.. I am not sure. I am going to san diego in November at this point to give a talk about my research, but we don’t have anything major planned at this time… because running two households (Vancouver and Toronto) is not for the faint hearted hah!.
There you have it friends! Some of the most frequently asked questions all rounded up for you in a blog post 😉
Hope you enjoyed it! Leave me questions in the comments and I will try to answer them in another round up post soon!