There’s still a possibility to find comfort in so much that is unknown around us because we know that most people are probably in a similar spot too. If you need a reminder of that, check out this article in the New York Times by Melissa Klein about that awkward in-between state many people are finding themselves in right now. I say lean into it; can’t get out, so why not lean in, right?
Have you ever wanted to learn something from a really large company, maybe attend one of their cool conferences or see someone speak, but it just wasn’t going to work out for you? There could have been countless barriers in the way, from bad timing to ticket prices. In a lot of cases, there are incredible events happening around the world and for one reason or another, people cannot access them.
Have you ever been injured in a way that parts of your body or your mind forgot how to do something the way it used to? The way our world exists right now—especially our nation—we are within the boundaries of both conditions.
That might actually be our biggest problem when it comes to such a pandemic: we don’t know when or where or how things are happening and well, it hasn’t happened recently. We have no timeline and no realistic expectations—it’s not that this is the scariest part. Logically, maybe it’s not scary at all.
I would like to think that if something is working well enough then we can leave well enough alone. Then again, just because I would like to think this doesn’t mean it always holds up. That would be far too easy.
But, like I said, I’m not always good at being human. Because humans need other humans, for support or love or laughter or company… We need each other. I know that. I’m just not great at living like it.
Well, it’s almost the end of another calendar year and time just keeps trudging on to the end of 2019. To kick off this year, I remember calling cancel culture on new year’s resolutions—after all, sometimes they’re great and other times, they’re merely excuses for things we’re going to. Even when we usually don’t. Photo…Read more Another Year, Another Journey
We need to remember that everything we do ultimately impacts someone else. What we say, what we do, when we do it… It all matters. In the words of author Jay Asher, “Everything affects everything.”
I’m coming to the end of my undergraduate career and this is a good time as any to throw what I’ve learned out to all of you—because I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and mishaps. Maybe you will all get a chance to learn from my mistakes.
There is a whole lot going on in my world right now and I know some of you are in the same boat. I’m writing this for you just as much as I’m writing it for me.