Making the Best of Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Making the Best of Being Single on Valentine’s Day

This year I will be 25 years old, and I can honestly say I have never been in a relationship on Valentine’s Day. Over the years I have learned a few things about making the best of a day dedicated to being in love when you are not in love. Full disclosure, I used to...
Deal With It Now or Deal With It Later

Deal With It Now or Deal With It Later

One of the most frustrating parts of being a kid is that you look to adults to protect you. You glorify them for their strength, wisdom, and experience. You trust that they will be there to protect you from harm. Sometimes they are. Sometimes they aren’t. Over time,...
Learning to See Work Differently

Learning to See Work Differently

Over the course of a lifetime, the average person will spend 13 years and 2 months at work. That’s more time than socializing with other people (1 year, 3 days), more time than eating (4.5 years), and more time than Netflix (about 8 years). For all this time spent,...
The Best Days Lie Ahead

The Best Days Lie Ahead

Although our brain allows us a free replay button, there is no pause button and no fast-forward. Still, there is excitement in the both the continuity and the uncertainty. Sometimes when I watch particularly good shows or movies on Netflix, I pause mid-stream at...
The People We Leave Behind

The People We Leave Behind

  I was six years old when I learned to forget important people. It started with Michael, who exists now only as a memory that I struggle now to hold on to. Michael was my best friend for my first two years of school. I remember vaguely learning to read alongside him,...