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