Presence brings presents.

As I work harder on keeping my mind focused on the present and truly experiencing life, I am realizing that the gift of life is multi-faceted. Often times, I think that life just brings learning and struggle, when in reality the times that I truly experience life bring me feelings of joy, connection, etc. I've…

Turning boredom into a blessing.

I feel that I have expressed this before, but my stance on boredom has somewhat changed. I still don't like boredom, but it provides different opportunities than I previously imagined it. Over Thanksgiving break, I found many pockets of boredom. My schedule wasn't very full and I had completed tasks that I needed to complete.…

Giving thanks(giving).

Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite days of the year (top 5, no doubt). Every time I can be with family, eat food, and watch football means that it is a good time.   As we went around the table and talked about what we are thankful for, I (unsurprisingly) got emotional. I always…

Can’t explain.

Sometimes I experience feelings that I can't explain. I sit and think about whatever I'm thinking about and I realize that I am feeling an emotion. Whether it be sadness, happiness, joy, anger, confusion... all of the emotions I'm sure I've felt and we've all felt. But sometimes I don't know why I feel a…

Letting the analytics, the words, and the future… be.

My mind is extremely emotional. My mind is extremely analytical. It's not necessarily a great mixture. But it's who I am...   So let's make it work. Here's what I know: I am always thinking about the future. I am always thinking about how each thing that I say, each thing that I do, each…