One thing that stuck me from my first week of orientation was: “don’t forget why you came here.” I am already in my second week of class, and I already feel myself slipping into a constant stream of thinking about the work – the problem sets, the readings, the presentations, class discussions, and finding a…… Continue reading Remembering Why You are Here
I am incredibly lucky be 26 years old and to still have 3 loving grandparents alive. I wanted to ask them questions I had about life, since they have a number of years on me. I asked my Nonnie (or Nons), my grandma on my mother’s side, what life advice she would have for her grandchildren…… Continue reading Life Advice from My Nons (Grandma)
I’ve been thinking a lot about travel, particularly why we chose to move ourselves through the world in what we call “travel”. Why not just stay in one place? With our families, our friends, our lives? Why do we have this urge to, at times, seemingly complicate our lives, like going through security, loosing luggage, and…… Continue reading Why Do We Travel?
Who are you? Who am I? Am I my job? Am I my family? What defines us? I have struggled with these questions for a long time, and to this day, I still think about them a lot. In our society, we use these titles to help give ourselves more meaning. For example, John the doctor,…… Continue reading How Do We Define Ourselves