July 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’ve always been taught to be patriotic. I always felt so much pride taking a portrait of Papa in uniform to the Memorial Day assembly in elementary school.
I remember there always being an American flag waving over our gate. I’ve always looked forward to 4th of July celebrations, but if I’m being entirely honest, the excitement was mostly for the fireworks and food.
May 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
“Be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it.” – Tinkers, by Paul Harding
April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
A college student miles away from home, my foremost objective is to find an entirely independent identity. So I’ve been thinking a lot, discovering which aspects of society, and even humanity, are most important to me. The first step is to shape an opinion, to take a position. Therefore, I’m learning as much as I can, trying my hardest to abandon past biases and take everything in with an open mind. Currently, I’m studying Journalism, International Relations and Political Science. Writing and reporting is, to me, one of the most purposeful roles a person can fill. By gaining as much experience and education that opportunity presents to me, I hope to fill this role in a very big way.
At the start of my education and independence, I’m searching every day for a new way to grow. I’m working to develop myself as an individual, an intellectual and a writer. Whether it’s through music, television, legislature, spray paint or pencil, we’ve all got a voice. My goal is to make mine heard.