A Kaleidoscope

I live in a country that is predominately Muslim. 98% of the population follows Islam. I do not. I am an American. A Peace Corps Volunteer that set out to teach English in the rural mountainside and ended up learning a cache of lessons instead. Before I left the States, people made it a point…

The Power of Language

Language is unifying. Whether you believe it or not, language is what allows us to connect and build bonds with people sprinkled through the world. Be it English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin or anything else in between knowing more then one language allows us to broaden our social circle and spread influence. Having been put…

5 Lessons…

When I was first approached about writing a post geared towards recent college graduates, I hesitated for two reasons. One being the obvious I haven’t graduated yet and haven’t experienced the post graduation rush that happens when we leave the safety net that is school. The second being that since I’m set to graduate soon,…

2015: The Year of Doing

Every year, once the clock strikes 12, my feed turns into a mesh of ‘new year, new me’ post. Everyone devising plans and resolutions that they hope to stick to, yet most end up forgotten before the month is done. See resolutions are a funny thing. They’re not binding and can easily be brushed aside…

100 Days Later

A couple months ago, I decided to embark on the 100 Happy Days challenge. It pushed me to find at least one thing to be grateful for, in awe of, amazed by and simply put happy for every day for 100 straight. Now, I’m a positivity enthusiast set on exploring the world around me and…

3 Little Words

People are funny creatures. We tend to go through life collecting things—be it money, shoes, or the latest gadgets and gizmos and rarely do we put in an effort into collecting memories. We wrap ourselves in material hugs as if things will last forever but even that notion isn’t true. A heel can break and…