Category: Life & Inspiration

Life & Inspiration The Hustle

Why I Chose to Avoid the 9-5 After College

While a 9-5 can bring security, it’s not a lifestyle for everyone — and certainly not one for me. Learn why I chose to avoid the 9 to 5 after college.  Knowing that I wanted to avoid the 9-5 grind, graduating college brought new challenges and job-seeking strategies I wasn’t …
Life & Inspiration

Using the Power of the Moon to Inspire

Despite its distance in vast darkness, the power of the moon carries our minds back to reality. A reality where the bigger picture makes more sense, even within its own abstraction. As a teenager, I used to scoot halfway onto to the trunk-end ledge of my Mom’s Honda Odyssey (or …
Life & Inspiration Travel

Anthony Bourdain: Remembering an Inspiration

A year ago if you had asked me ‘’What would your ultimate career look like?’’ I would have answered, ‘’I want to have a travel show like Anthony Bourdain and show people the world.’’ While I don’t feel right to respond that way anymore, his worldly pursuits and tales of …
Life & Inspiration

A Place for Self-Definition and Everything Else

From the life of a serial drifter, self-definition means to keep learning, experiencing, and finding yourself in places around the globe sometimes. Finding self-definition depends on you – of course, we’re always growing, but some of us are always out trying to discover what’s next for us. If this describes …
Life & Inspiration Travel

Using Spanish: ¿Hablo Español?

For the first time, my Spanish-speaking abilities have been put to a true test. All those grades I’ve received through the years were just measures on a GPA-scale. Being in Panama (or any Spanish-speaking country), puts all that knowledge to the real test: using Spanish in the real world.
Education Life & Inspiration

I’m Off to Volunteer in Panama

If you don’t know it yet, I’m shipping off to volunteer in Panama. In two days from now I’ll be in the sky anticipating my next adventure.  This opportunity is one I spent a lot of effort obtaining. One application and two interviews later, I earned my place in this …
Life & Inspiration

Food and the World

  Is it just me, or is eating an abominable amount of food before leaving a country 100% necessary?  At this moment, I’m eating Teriyaki chicken soba at the Koja Grill in North Philly. 
Life & Inspiration

Dear College,

You’ve held control over me for too long. It’s time for me to branch out, to pursue my creative endeavors, and to take all you taught me and apply it to the world. I’m not gonna lie, I’m so happy you’re outta my life (almost). 
Life & Inspiration

Movin' Out and Movin' On

I can say I’ve gotten it together a bit. I’ve had time to process my choices and the new route I’m going on for the next year and a half. Now I’m figuring out how to move forward.