“So, I ask… any words of advice?”
I didn’t know what to write back. I was excited by but also unprepared for the overwhelming response I got after my talk at UC Berkeley. I poured out my story to a group of strangers, in hopes that they would open up and ask questions they may not have asked otherwise. And they did ask. But even after this one girl took a risk and poured out her own story into an email, I didn’t know how to answer her question.
I can talk about my own experience, and I can pass along advice that I’ve found helpful, but sometimes it seems like people really just want to know what they should do.
I can’t tell them. I wish I could, but it’s their decision to make. The most that I can do is help people sort through their thoughts and help them come to a good decision, using one of the most useful concepts I learned in undergrad.