13 lessons I learned in 2013

13. Count to 10 and take a deep breath. My mom has always told me that patience is a virtue.  Unfortunately, I lack it. But what I have learned in 2013, is that sometimes you have no other choice than to be patient.  Whether its dealing with people who infuriate you, to worrying about things … Continue reading 13 lessons I learned in 2013

1,855 pounds

Last weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Food Bank of WNY alongside my fellow team members who will be traveling to New Orleans in January to work with the Saint Bernard Project. It was an opportunity to bond as a team, while giving back to the local community.  Our duties were to … Continue reading 1,855 pounds

One step at a time

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It's to enjoy each step along the way." -Wayne Dyer Ask any grad student how grad school is going and there will be one common word among the answers: intense.  Between classes, an assistantship, a part-time job and the … Continue reading One step at a time

An Appreciation for Empty Seats

August 24, 2009. It was my first day of classes at Canisius College and my second class of the day was Advanced Introduction to French in Old Main at 10 a.m.  I picked a seat at the back table closest to the door, but making sure to put an empty seat in between me and … Continue reading An Appreciation for Empty Seats