Know Yourself

Maybe our destiny does not prescribe a destination but rather a course pushing us to be who we are and be true to ourselves. If you can find a way to be yourself in the middle of life’s turbulence, hold your head high. Many are struggling not because of their perceived failure of success, but rather their lack of identity.

Unpack Your Memories

“You’re so hard on yourself.  Take a moment.  Sit back.   Marvel at your life. At the grief that softened you, at heartache that wisened you,at the suffering that strengthened you.Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud Of this.” 

Off the Grid

On the 28th of September we flew into Guatemala City, where at the airport we were greeted by Peace Corps Guatemala staff. It was amazing, Carolyn Beale or training director, Adrianna, & Xoce welcomed us with a beautiful banner with all of our names on it as we stepped foot on the soil of the place we would soon call home.  

Bak’tun 8

I had never been to Houston, TX but I flew in and began my journey as I shared an Uber with Tanya and Ryan (both to my left in the photograph) to get checked into our hotel. Oh man, first impressions are always so nerve racking but right away I was impressed with these two ladies. It got even better when once we arrived and signed in for staging and met everyone. Bak’tun 8 is an extremely diverse group of individuals and I mean this in the sense from age, race, and class.

Day 1

"You are never going to be 100% ready and it's never going to be just the right time, but that's the point. It means that every moment is also the right moment. If you want it, you just have to do it."

One Last Mix Tape for 2016

In my popular culture class we once discussed how music is or can be the social glue that holds society together. After pondering this for a while, I've found this to be true. As I've spent time packing and reorganizing my items these last few months, I would frequently find old CD's and mixtapes and pop them in.

These Words

If my language could speak the inspiring

I’d declare war to the opposing, inflicting

Way people treat one another

And vanish cruelty amongst lovers. 

TRIP SUMMARY

During my most recent travels in Nov. '14 I was lucky enough to see some truly extraordinary things, experience some blissful moments. From the waves of St. Petersburg through the coast lines of the Atlantic, the corn along upstate NY and the rolling hills in my home state I bonded to the sceneries around me.