But what if I don’t fit?

Our kitchen cupboards are filled with airtight containers and every one has a label. There isn’t any confusion about where rice, flour, or the granola bars go. That’s helpful for the kitchen right? If I’m making a valiant attempt at making dinner I don’t have to guess between the pastry, white, or brown flour —…

TT Day 1: Learning humility, expressing gratitude.

I remember this day distinctly. I was 10 years old and I had woken up with a terrible fever and cough. At this age I made it a habit to wake up with my mom who had to be at work at least by 5:30 and this morning wasn’t going to be any different. Of…

Letter to 2013

Dear 2013, Let’s get something out of they way; I approached you with extreme caution. After what your sister, 2012, brought I wasn’t sure if you were the nicer one or if you were planning to pick up where she left off. We met at a challenging time in my life – new city, new…

Sand into Diamonds

Once upon a time, there lived a brave, young pilot. This pilot flew all over the world to  interesting lands, meeting interesting people. One night, as the pilot was flying high above the Sahara Desert, the engine of her plane suddenly stalled. Amazingly, she was able to eject from the plane and  parachute to the…

2011 Year In Review: March – December

So I’ve been in Ohio for the holidays and a much deserved break. What I didn’t realize when I started my Year In Review series was that my access to the internet and writing time here would be spotty at best. I’ve decided to put the rest of the months into one post so that…

Lessons from the Idealist’s Journey

I have recently embarked on my third year serving with a fantastic organization that has been steadily gaining traction over the past 22 years: City Year. I think back to 2 years ago with an ever-impending deadline approaching (college graduation) and not having the most clear idea regarding what I wanted to do with my…