822 Days

The 17th of each month marks another month that my best friend is no longer here. But I don't normally look at the 17th as any different as the 16th, or the 18th, or the 2nd or the 28th. They are all days without him. I have learned over the nearly two and half years … Continue reading 822 Days

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Why I Write

The past several weeks, I have been in in a pseudo stage of writer's block – feeling uninspired and unmotivated to dedicate the time to the passion I love. Then one day, when scrolling through news on Twitter and checking what was trending, I noticed the hashtag #WhyIWrite. It was in honor of October 20 … Continue reading Why I Write

Active In Happiness

My perspective on life has been a roller coaster. I've gone from believing "everything happens for a reason" to "life is incredibly cruel and unfair" with thinking life is beautiful to being distraught at its random destruction. While Life is going to throw us curve-balls of blessings and curses, there is one truth that we … Continue reading Active In Happiness

Great Expectations

The title of this post is reminiscent of the Charles Dickens classic about how unfulfilling the expectations of wealth and status are, while loyalty and morality are the elements that guide us to true fulfillment. But this isn't a post about Charles Dickens, or the moral journey of his protagonist, Pip. Instead, it is about … Continue reading Great Expectations

My American Wish List

A maverick is defined as an unorthodox, or independent-minded person. On Saturday, August 25, we lost America's Maverick, Senator John McCain. With his loss comes an incredible loss for our country, a country that is very much in need of his presence. For the past few years, the divisiveness that has plagued America has been … Continue reading My American Wish List

Make Yourself An Asset

When it comes to being a young professional and wanting to excel and develop in your career there's one piece of advice that beats all the rest. It was given to me my senior year of college and has framed my mentality since – no matter where you are or what work you are doing, … Continue reading Make Yourself An Asset

11 Essential Checkpoints On the Roadmap to Better Confidence

I've written about how I have struggled with confidence and self-esteem. In a nutshell not only do I struggle in believing in my own capabilities, but I struggle to believe I am capable of achieving what I'm passionate about. I've decided to confront this problem head-on and create for myself a roadmap to meet greater … Continue reading 11 Essential Checkpoints On the Roadmap to Better Confidence