The Little Things in Growing Up are Underappreciated

There are certain monumental moments in a person's life that are commonly tied with growing up and maturing. Milestones like a baptism, the first day of kindergarten, graduations, getting a drivers license, a first drink, wedding, first house, having a baby, etc.—these are the things that end up in memory jars and photo albums. Sure, …

Do It Now

There is a metal sculpture in my kitchen that reads in shiny gold wire: "Do It Now". I bought this as a Christmas gift for my parents when I was in elementary school during one of those gifts shops at lunch. It was probably donated by a teacher who was decluttering their home. And, to …

Thankful

Today is November 22, 2018 (a.k.a. Thanksgiving, Turkey day). Today, I am grateful. As always, grateful for my health, my friends and family, my happiness. But in the past couple of weeks, I've been reflecting on the little things in life that are easily missed. This year, I'm especially grateful for the new perspectives I've gained …

Summer AID 2018

*WARNING* This post is very long and slightly sappy. I have a lot to say about this program. 🙂 Program Breakdown This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in an amazing program called AID Summer (Assisting Individuals with Disadvantages). This program, sponsored primarily by the OCAC, allows English-speaking high school and college students over …