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July 21, 2019

I’ve spent many years trying to learn how to lead others well but have ultimately realized that it doesn’t matter how much I know about leadership- If I don’t have influence then I can only go so far.

In most cases, I haven’t had the influence. I can recall being confus...

July 20, 2019

Friend zone... This term usually only comes up when the issue of unrequited like or love is being discussed. Although it has a negative connotation, I really do believe that the people in your friend zone should be those who actually want to be there. 

From my point of...

February 15, 2019

This is the year. I’ve realized that many of the people I once held dear have moved on. These are individuals that I have known for significant portions of my life and/or formative periods of my life. They’ve found the friend group, spouse, partner, church community, s...

February 10, 2019

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what it looks like to be a leader who knows how to lead themselves. I think it’s undervalued- Being the change that one wants to see, coming up with solutions to challenges that don’t have to be challenges, and overcoming the fear t...

October 21, 2018

Shortly after writing the Salvaging and Starting Over blog post, I reached out to a mixed group of friends, colleagues, and relatives with the hopes of improving the quality of some of my relationships. Here is the list of questions I asked:

1.   How often would you lik...

September 6, 2018

I have become painfully aware of the fact that much of adulting has to do with advocating for oneself and knowing where to look for relevant resources. Something else I have been reflecting on is that there are also times when we have to be dependent on others... but c...

July 30, 2018

Let's be real. Seeking that next opportunity as a student or professional can really take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. To make matters more challenging, you can never be certain of the type of environment you may be entering into as you start...

June 10, 2018

There are times when we are hit with the reality of how short life truly is or how it can change at any moment. Some of us are made aware of this reality every day. No matter how frequently we think about or how prepared we feel for life’s changes, feelings of fear, de...

May 20, 2018

I had a conversation a few months ago about a transition I was starting to make in some of my relationships. The decision? To stop giving advice to friends and instead just focus on enjoying their company. Another tentative decision I made was to stop participating in...

May 16, 2018

Not too long ago, I decided to do a quick social media detox. It reminded me that I do not have many relationships that I am actively engaged in (or entangled in, depending on how you look at it) at this stage of my life. This may not sound like a good thing, but it is...

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