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    [–] Academically disqualified btrausch 5 points ago in UCSD

    I wasn’t aware you had already been denied your appeal. I was DQ’d twice, appealed both times successfully. Regardless, go ahead and look into concurrent enrollment through extension as was mentioned by someone else. I know you’ve said that community college isn’t an option because you’ve already taken your GE’s but it is still cost effective for taking a few classes in something unrelated and having something positive to show when it comes to apply for readmission. Just my 0.02

    [–] Academically disqualified btrausch 20 points ago in UCSD

    Appeal the DQ and say that you’re willing to change majors as a condition of your readmission (BS to BA, if applicable). Later, you can take a minor in what you were studying or do a post bacc to fulfill req’s for grad school if you’re considering it. There are obviously some exceptions to this, but it’s what I did for my SECOND appeal. Don’t stop moving forward :)

    [–] I made an air plant holder. btrausch 2 points ago in somethingimade

    Super cool. Tillandsias are amazing.

    [–] Curious what I could sell these handmade business card holders for. Any opinions? btrausch 6 points ago in Etsy

    I used to make small handmade teak soap, razor, and general bathroom trays. I made 3D printed patterns to cut down on assembly and preset my table saw to desired thickness/length/etc. It made the process much faster and I could make about 10 trays/hour. At the end of the day, i sold each one of them for 15–18 dollars through Etsy depending on finishing, and wholesaled them for 10/piece to local shops.

    I could see your items, provided they are made of high quality wood with strong joinery, fetching between 50-75 dollars in a set, or around 20-25 for just the holder. Unfortunately, it’s a small market of people who recognize the value of something like this. If you can perfect the design, decrease the number of cuts you need to make, and make assembly/glue up faster, I could see you doing pretty well. Just my .02. Go for it! I miss making stuff :(

    [–] Benefits of airless sprayers vs rollers btrausch 2 points ago in HomeImprovement

    My dad and I rented an airless sprayer to paint our 4 bedroom rental property. Take the time to mask off everything, and make sure the covering plastic/canvas mats are secured to the surfaces. It really moved a lot of air. Even as complete amateurs, the whole house took about 1 hour of constant spraying. Took waaaaaay more time to just mask everything. 10/10 would rent again.

    [–] Am I just romanticizing everything and being unrealistic? Thinking about Med School btrausch 1 points ago in medschool

    If you really wanted to do it, you would just do it. I’m a US-IMG abroad and I was never going to take “no” for an answer. In the last year and a half, I’ve watched plenty of smart people who claimed to study hard, drop like flies. It does not matter how smart you are if you aren’t willing to put in the work. At the end of the day, you have to want this. It is a lot of work, but it is nothing different from a high stress job. I wont pass judgment on the fact that you’ve changed your mind about a lot of things. I started at 26 after a series of stints in research, teaching and entrepreneurship. There’s nothing wrong with deciding you don’t like something after trying it. Make like Nike and just do it.

    [–] I'm 13 years old and this is my first vase. btrausch 3 points ago in turning

    Looks amazing OP. The first of many beautiful things you’re going to make!

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. btrausch 14 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Can confirm. Mom is an internist. She fires creepy pts all the time.

    [–] My Teens Said They Were Glad I Was Home Today! btrausch 27 points ago in CasualConversation

    To this day, my mom, a physician, works 7am-7:30pm with a 45 minute commute each way tacked on to those hours. My dad ended up picking me up from school most days, but Thursday’s were my mom’s half day. Even through my sophomore year in high school, I always looked forward to my mom picking me up from school.

    She often says she wishes she could’ve been around more for me and my brother, but at the end of the day, it was always the quality of the time we spent together that mattered. Even when I was little, no matter how tired she was when she got home, she would sit on my bed with me and read a few chapters of whatever we were reading at the time.

    Reading your post made me think about my mom, and that says a lot about the kind of mom you are! Enjoy your boys. We grow up and go to college, then professional school and wish we could come back all the time.

    [–] My favorite piece btrausch 0 points ago in pics

    Piece of the ol’ pie