When I first arrived in New York, I was homesick and disheartened by the massive change- the lack of nature specifically. It was crowded and loud. As a student in a dorm room, the only alone time I had was in the shower which was less than ideal. One night, when I was feeling particularly… Read More Beauty Isn’t Hiding- We’re Just Not Looking
I remember being overwhelmed on multiple fronts in the first few months of my college experience. The beginning of Freshman year was akin to a disorienting fever dream- adapting to college life, meeting new people, trying to avoid getting hit by a car every time I’d cross the street. Luckily, I adapted and by my… Read More Going To War With Fear
I’m back in Memphis now, doing my part and staying indoors. My classes for University have moved online and with that my routine has radically shifted. I’ve come to realize how much time I would normally spend transitioning. All that time commuting on the subway, walking from class to class, getting ready in the morning-… Read More I Have To Be Productive… Right?
You’re not the person that you were, nor are you the person that you will be. People change. Everyone. Change is as certain as death or taxes and it has the capacity to be just as painful. That doesn’t mean we should be adverse to changing, as spooky as the prospect may be. Change can… Read More Growing or Conforming?
You proclaimed, “I’m going on an adventure!” in true Bilbo Baggins fashion. You’ve moved away from home. Maybe it was for work. Maybe it was for college. Maybe you just wanted to experience a new way of life. Things are exciting and new until, suddenly, there is a pit in your stomach and your eyes… Read More The Dragon of Homesickness
We all know the classic narrative: a disenfranchised young person encounters something in their formative years that puts a fire in their belly. For some people, it was the first time they tossed that perfect, tight spiraled pass. For others, it was an engaging and inspiring high school Algebra teacher. For many of my close… Read More Finding Your Passion and Chasing It