Lessons from My Mother

As we become adults, the pressures of school, work, and relationships make it easy for us to forget our roots. When I take the time to really reflect on the person that I’ve become today…I realize that so much of who I am and what I have done is because of the relationships in my […]

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What I Miss Most About College

A friend wrote the following status on Facebook the other day: “I miss college, but not school.”  Her words hit a soft spot for me as I look back on my own college experience. I don’t miss the all-nighters in the library or the long essays on the theory of rhetoric. But I do miss a couple important […]

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Lessons in Unwinding

Today I woke up before the sunlight could sneak through my blinds. I woke up to a cool breeze tickling my forehead and to the warmth of my cotton sheets. As I layed peacefully in my bed, embracing the morning silence, I thought about how this morning could have played out. I could have been […]


A True Coffee Adventure

Sunday use to be one of my least favorite days of the week.  Sure, in the theory it was suppose to be a day of rest and relaxation. But in my case, it usually ended up feeling more like a race to finish last minute homework and chores for the week ahead.  Now that I […]


Adjusting the Parameters for Happiness

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about the notion of happiness. Where do we find it? Is it fleeting and transient, dependent solely on life circumstances? Or, is it a constant force in our lives that we can always tap into as long we keep an open mind? I’ve realized that it’s so […]


4 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Graduation

C.S Lewis once said, “It’s funny how day by day nothing changes. But when you look back everything is different.” When I reflect back on the past six months of my life, I see the truth in his words. Six months ago, I was a senior in college, with no idea of what post-graduate life […]