I was sitting in the gate of the airport, reading my book, and sipping on coffee. It was the fourth hour of a twelve hour layaway. I started to worry that she wouldn't make it back to the right terminal. Just as soon as I was about to get up. She appeared, holding her bag … Continue reading Amazing Grace
A work of fiction, although inspired by real thoughts. JM Barrie once wrote, "I am not young enough to know everything." The thought behind this quote had always escaped me. I'd always chocked it up to kids being know-it-alls. That was before I met Michael. It hadn't been a bad day, but it certainly … Continue reading I am not young enough to know everything.
Throughout my life my parents have been my greatest role models. They have both been my greatest teachers, both at home and in the classroom. But since today is Fathers Day, I'm going to focus this post around my dad. I could talk about some of the memories that my dad and I have together, … Continue reading Lessons from my Father
A song to go with this post. We're all selfish people. Now I know that's a very bold statement, but it's true. Our selfishness comes from our inability to imagine others complexly. Now what do I mean by that, you may be asking? When we think of ourselves it's easy to see that we as … Continue reading Stories.
This post is inspired by a discussion I had with someone today about heroes, and what makes a hero, which was inspired by a discussion about Caitlyn Jenner. We can all argue that to be a hero, someone must be courageous, brave, and inspire others to do the same. There is some disagreement in what … Continue reading Heroes.
When we're born, we aren't given a list of all the people that were supposed to meet and all the experiences we're supposed to have that'll change and shape our lives. Someone told me something the other day that really reinforced this idea for me. "Some of the best memories are made on a whim." … Continue reading Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone.
There are some things that I'm not prepared for when I leave for college. Saying goodbyes will be very tough for me. Without a doubt, the hardest goodbye will be on the day that I have to move in and tell my sisters and my parents goodbye. There's no way that I'll ever be ready … Continue reading Fifteen