Ode to Self

Right around this time two years ago I successfully defended my thesis and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. It took a little bit of work to get there—to be specific: over 300 hours of writing, more than 100 long ass articles worth of reading, a whopping 100+ hours of computations, and some 1300 lines of code. I felt pretty proud of myself and wrote this humorous poem.

Life just threw in another twist,
I am a big ass narcissist.

Right when I wake up every morning
I have this strange deep-rooted yearning,
I put my best on nice and slow
And to the mirror off I go.

Dayum, I’m so smart and fine as hell,
I go all Training Day Denzel,
‘I am the shit, I run this mothafucka,’
And then I smile and growl just like Chewbacca.

This is the greatest love of all,
Embracing it is my new goal,
I’m my own boo, I’m my own bae,
I love myself like Kanye loves Kanye.

May 13, 2016