About Me and This Page

Hello world! Hello beyond as well, I suppose. That would be flattering. My name is Destiny Rose Murphy. I'm 19 years old and currently living in New Haven, CT, where I'm in the middle of my 3L year at Yale Law. This summer I worked for Quinn Emanuel in NYC, which I really enjoyed, and this May I completed my 2L (and first) year at Yale Law, though with almost entirely remote classes and a city mostly shuttered by the pandemic it barely felt like a year at all. I did 1L at Georgetown Law (sorta—I did most of the second semester away from the city, because, ya know, plague), and for my undergraduate degree I majored in English, Political Science, and Philosophy, and minored in Public Policy and International Affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

This summer was a mix of great and exhausting. I made new friends in New York City and found out that I love living there, but I also missed out on working in person, and I didn't get a lot of the traditional firm summer experience. I was hoping that my 3L year would be closer to normal, but with Delta on the rise it's looking like things won't be normal at all any time soon, and I'm starting to lose hope for a big Yale Law or New Haven friend group. So, I'm just going to focus on my professional and academic projects, and I'll try to find joy in helping others as best I can through my work as the first co-founder and co-president of Yale's new transfer students organization, and as a co-leader of Yale's graduate student Jewish group.

This blog began because I got my tonsils taken out. During recovery I realized there wasn't a lot of good advice to be found online for people who wanted to recover quickly and strongly. So, I decided to write an article intended to help others out. Then, (partially because sometimes when I can't sleep I write about things, and partially because I wanted to learn more about coding), I decided to expand the blog to everything else I think about. I hope you enjoy reading the stuff that I like to write, and, please, reach out if you have any questions or comments.

Posts

2020 in Review

A quick review of all the highs and lows of 2020.

2019 in Review

A quick review of all the highs and lows of 2019.

100 Goals

Why have one New Year's Resolution, when you can have 100?

Ballroom Award Tracking

Something to track and memorialize the competitive ballroom ribbons I kept over the years.