I come to you all today with a heavy heart and an infuriated soul. On Wednesday, February 14th, I was walking out of my apartment in Tampa to go to class. My friend, Caitlyn, stopped me in my tracks to show me something that her mother sent her. The headline read, “Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; Parkland, Florida.”
I stopped in my tracks, unsure of how to react. I then walked on, unbelieving of what I’d read. What are you supposed to do when the place you spent four years of your life in is “under attack”? They didn’t teach me that in school. Continue reading When Your Home Gets Hit – Douglas High School Shooting
Lets start this one with a request; try to imagine the last time you felt genuine calm and peace. If you can remember, that’s great (keep reading). If not, let me set the stage for you.
You’re sitting on the beach of Fort Meyers, nothing but a thin towel between your body and the powder-white sand. The only sounds hitting your eardrums are soft “whooshes” of the waves in front of you, muffled screeches of seagulls, laughs of children making sandcastles and chaos, and barks of dogs having the time of their lives.
Continue reading C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G SONG!
I’m happy to announce that I have been compiling a list of things that make me genuinely happy. I’m currently on my cross-country flight to San Francisco to visit my brother for the weekend and I find myself with some time to finally take what has been pounding on my frontal lobe for weeks and share it with you all! Continue reading List of Warm-and-Fuzzies
I’m currently in Tampa, Florida back at the beautiful University of South Florida. I’m here to share a story and a lesson with you all. Something happened to me yesterday that could have ended much worse than it did. If this intro intrigues you, read on.
Continue reading Spidey Senses
I’m currently sitting in the garden in Chicago’s Millenium Park. I’m feeling serine and relaxed for the first time in a few weeks. Have you ever just sat somewhere and felt like you were the only human on planet earth? That might be a bit of a stretch but that is how I am feeling right now.
Things happen every single day that can alter the entirety of your life. Big or small, we all have our issues and our quarks that worry us on a daily basis. I am sitting here right now, in this garden, putting my worries in perspective.
Continue reading Thoughts In Chicagooooooooo, Chicago
I’m currently sitting on the balcony of my hotel room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and looking out over the city; I’m feeling inspired. I’m writing this on the second to last day of my trip and I thought I would share with you my reflections and what I have learned.
Continue reading Reflections…
Today I’m on a five-hour bus ride to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. A very loud Cambodian lady next to me has not stopped talking on her phone (on speaker, no less) for the three hours we’ve been in this bus so far. Fun times for an intrepid traveler!
This bus ride has been very uneventful since I have the gift of being able to sleep virtually anywhere (thanks dad!). Besides some country-side views and small fruit-sellers along the way, I’m really just thanking the man upstairs for the AC in this thing.
Uncle Darrel and I have spent the last three nights in Siem Reap, a provincial capital in northwestern Cambodia and I’ve got a lot to share about this place.
Continue reading Crusty Eyes and Magificent Sites: Angkor Wat