Time for Good News

I’ve recently started to watch the news more intently – again. I had stopped, because the overwhelming amount of ‘bad news’ was getting to me.

All this bad news made me realize that I was hiding from something that I had the power to change; something I knew would take work and commitment on my part. However, as life became busier, a part of me was convinced that I was “too busy” to be investing my time into someone else life. I was ashamed of feeling that way, because I knew that mentality didn’t depict who I am nor who I want to be.

Unfortunately, it has become a cliché to simply advise someone to change the world, or “be the change that you want to see”; the mature seem to find it a redundant statement, while the young are grappling with the idea of what it truly means.

Frankly, as the world continues to undergo unbelievably tragic events, we continue to subconsciously bury this timeless, life-changing concept far beneath the surface. But do we care enough about not only our future, but the generations to come, to actually work to make change? Continue Reading

Experiencing Travel

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Spontaneity and shear optimism were two of the many concepts that fused my motivation, to embark on my first solo vacation earlier this year. I truly believed that, with a mindset such as that, I would encounter nothing less than a glorious experience; however, my anticipated trip to Cuba quickly confirmed that theory to be incorrect, and yet, I’m glad it turned out to be that way. One of the most versed travellers of all time, Ibn Battuta, explains this unusual revelation quite well, when he stated: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Continue Reading

Reaching Goals: Where Do I Start?

trainBeing a young adult, in a world filled with endless opportunities and enticing paths, can actually be quite difficult – definitely more confusing than most people think. The “big question” that emerges from this reality is: “Where do I start?” – A question that, even those who may know their end goal, will one day ask.

Nearing the end of my high school experience, I had to ask myself that very question. For what seemed to be all my life, I knew exactly which career I wanted to pursue in my adult life. I wanted to be a construction worker…or at least thrive in the construction field. I was determined to make that dream a reality, except for the fact that I didn’t know exactly how to accomplish that goal. I knew for certain that the proper education played a key role in my pursuit. I decided to apply to colleges that would best benefit my career path. After careful consideration and research, I decided to attend Mohawk College. Continue Reading