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, female, and currently living in New Haven, Connecticut, where I'm just over halfway done with the fall semester of my 2L year at Yale Law. Earlier this year I finished my 1L year at Georgetown Law (sorta—I did the second half of the school year 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.

Last academic year I really enjoyed Georgetown's Curriculum B program, which combines the traditional first year classes with a philosophical look at the basic biases and underpinnings of the law. Last summer I worked (remotely) for Georgetown's Annual Review of Federal Criminal Procedure, as well as for the Council for Court Excellence, a DC non-profit that does justice system reform work. I sure do miss the open city and the ability to sit in crowded cafes and artsy house parties, but I'm safe and healthy, so it's hard to complain.

I've been loving Yale Law. It's hard to make a friend group out of virtual classes, but the professors are simply incredible, and—much to my delight—the institutional culture of "make your intellectual project happen" really resonates everywhere. I'm reading more than I thought possible, and in class I'm challenging people with tenure and six figure salaries and they seem to really enjoy the banter. I'm already looking forward to next semester, and hopefully a very busy summer working in New York City. Here's hoping.

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.


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.

2018 in Review

A quick review of all the highs and lows of 2018.