What Summer Taught Me About Love & Loss

With July steadily melting into August and a new school year slowly creeping around the corner, I can't help but reflect on the adventures of the past several months. As it turns out, this summer has been surprisingly intense. Summer of 2019, you have blown my mind with the copious amounts of plot twists and … Continue reading What Summer Taught Me About Love & Loss

Dissonance & Duality

Four or so months ago, I was welcomed into the School of Social Work with a greeting that continues to deeply resonate with me: You. Belong. Here. We have all left our communities to come here. Yet, the thing is, often, the deeper our relationship with our communities, the heavier the burden. There are many … Continue reading Dissonance & Duality

A Sobering Farewell: How The Hawaii Ballistic Missile Mishap Impacted Two North Carolinians

This past weekend, I received a disturbing emergency alert message via text message. In all capital letters it read: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. On a chilly Saturday afternoon, a high school friend and I were grabbing lunch and catching up. Two local girls who grew … Continue reading A Sobering Farewell: How The Hawaii Ballistic Missile Mishap Impacted Two North Carolinians

A Mosaic of Sorts: A Divine Conspiracy Comes Full Circle

In August, I had the awesome opportunity to speak to middle school students and leaders about the concept of being "Fearless". Coincidentally, "Fearless" is my personal focus for 2016 and I even wear a Giving Key around my neck with the word inscribed. While speaking to students about being fearless for their upcoming school year, I … Continue reading A Mosaic of Sorts: A Divine Conspiracy Comes Full Circle