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Amanda Schwartz, University of Maryland College Park 2015
(Time Capsule Submission)

Quarantine Location: Northern New Jersey 

My Quarantine Medicine: Adopting a Pandemic Puppy! Dexter is a dachshund mix, originally from Louisiana. He loves naps in the sun, chasing squirrels, burrowing under blankets, and making new friends (doggie and human alike!).

In this moment of questioning, a tidbit about fighting "decision regret" and romanticizing what you should have done. I learned from a colleague: instead of letting your mind take you to a place where you’re paralyzed by the fear that you’ll make a wrong decision, remind yourself that all you can ever do is make a decision based on the best information you have at the time.

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