Growth

One Thought: Transition

Change is a dread all of us feel many times in our lives.  Whether it’s changing a job, dating someone new, or graduating school, change comes during all phases of life.  No one can control change or prevent it from coming, but we can control how we approach change.  It just takes a focused mindContinue reading “One Thought: Transition”

One Thought: Memories

Anniversaries have long been a source of nostalgia, remembrance, and reasons to celebrate.  From Christmas to July 4 to the passing of a loved one, anniversaries are our way of acknowledging a significant event some number of days or years ago.  This week happens to be the very week that I quit my job andContinue reading “One Thought: Memories”

One Thought: Positivity

Optimists, dreamers, idealists, unrealistic, impractical, etc.  Those are a few thoughts some may have applied to those flooded with that positive personality gene.  Positive people can easily be disregarded for their seemingly ungrounded position.  But if you’re a positive person you’re certainly not worrying about these things, because they aren’t…well…positive. But therein lies the trueContinue reading “One Thought: Positivity”

One Thought: Breathe

Going to start a channel here to organize different thoughts on improvement and growth. Welcome to the inaugural One Thought! If you’re anything like me, you enjoy filling every nook and cranny of the calendar with dinners, excursions, etc.  While that can be a great way to expand your friend group or try new things, eachContinue reading “One Thought: Breathe”

A Reunion in Haiti – vol. 1

140 days past.  Countless memories.  Countless people.  Countless blessings.  It’s pretty incredible up to this point that I haven’t lost anything…or worse.  My mind is everywhere.  Riding a taxi to the airport after a nice final morning walking the streets of Santiago with a friend brought so many thoughts to the fold.  My final hoursContinue reading “A Reunion in Haiti – vol. 1”

12 Days

12. Keep your intensity on life. With steady pressure, even the dullest of knives can make a sharp cut. You can do many things but keeping an intensity on one or a few of them will get you more results.

Wild Galapagos part two

Beyond the vastly different lifestyle the Galapagos afforded me, I also saw so much great wildlife and incredible views. On weekends, all of the volunteers would share a taxi to the main city on the island, Puerto Baquerizo. You don’t need to go far to see plenty of moaning and groaning sea lions. It’s quiteContinue reading “Wild Galapagos part two”

Goals

Well, being that its New Year’s Eve, I think this is a better time than ever to talk about goals, especially because they’ve been on my mind for some time now. Goals are a hot topic. They are the reason for success both individually and as a human race. Without goals, our determination and directionContinue reading “Goals”

Quitting

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when a moment of eye-popping clarity comes about.  When it comes to my desire to travel, I could tell you that it was when I went to Haiti in 2012 to care for the most beautiful children.  I could also tell you it was when my parents came to theContinue reading “Quitting”


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