In college, when I had to work late nights, I found a desk with endearing graffitti that earned the name the desk of minor accomplishment. Over the years people would inscribe the before and after of their resolve turned action. And I would read their tales of overcoming years later when I myself had assignments to write (or, larger issues about how I might make one small dent of difference in issues that I care about).
I believe in small steps and constant growth. My writing teacher once told us of her elderly students who brought the same works of fiction from class to class. I do not like to tout accomplishments. I like to think that at this point I am the core of who I am, but that there is the constant need to push ahead to make those small steps towards accomplishments, big and small, of meaning.
For concrete things, I trained in public health research and received my master's from Brown in 2010. I worked in social epidemiology for a bit, but then decided I'd much rather read about people than think about people. I'm currently in the process of transitioning to health communications writing and teaching biology as I figure out the most valuable way I can combine my passion for social good and big picture thinking with clinical work.
More widely, I enjoy small steps of anything from mountain treks to thinking/researching ways to improve healthcare, to volunteering. I'm a big fan of the outdoors-I enjoy great hikes and rock climbing. Next to the outdoors, I really cherish books and words. I write in my spare time and read even more than I write. I think a well written feminist fairy tale can add spark and fantasy to many a calm night.