Intentionality

Remembering Why You are Here

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

Harvard

I’m a Master’s Student at the Harvard Kennedy School

Five days ago, I arrived in Boston with my life packed up in three bags, and thanks to Amazon, I had a mattress, sheets and towels waiting for me in the lobby of my student housing. After moving every year for the past 6 years (Atlanta, San Francisco, Nairobi, Bogota, NYC x2), it thankfully does…… Continue reading I’m a Master’s Student at the Harvard Kennedy School

Travel

10 Days in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Two weeks ago, I didn’t know anything about the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I couldn’t have even told you which ones were where, anything about the food the people there eat, their history, nothing really… Santiago and I decided to do a 10-day trip to learn more about these countries that neither…… Continue reading 10 Days in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Intentionality

Tending to Your Friendships, Like You Would a Garden

Imagine that your friends were plants in a garden, and you were the gardener. If you spend more time with them, then the closer you can watch them grow. If you give them more water (or time), then the more they can flourish. If you get rid of more weeds (aka bad friends), then there…… Continue reading Tending to Your Friendships, Like You Would a Garden