College

what do i do with my life

What am I supposed to do with my life?

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking to a room full of graduating high school seniors about how to decide their major, future career, or the bigger question we’ve…

Won’t You Be My Mentor?

Most of us, no matter what life phase we are in, would love to have a mentor. There is something inside of us that longs for someone who is older,…

Winter Break: What’s Really Important?

By the time you’re 18, you will have already spent 93% of the days you’ll have with your parents in your entire life time. That’s 6,570 days. Then you go to college, and at best, you’ll see your parents 80-440 days. Post-college, 380 days. So, what should Winter Break really be about? Netflix-binging or intentional time with the people you love?

A time to be selfish

“College is your time to be selfish.” I distinctly remember uttering those words.
As an 18 year old, I left my hometown and headed 12 hours away to a university full of strangers. I wanted it that way…

So you’re busy?

No one’s impressed. I will never forget those words my mom spoke to me while I sat at the kitchen table. It may seem harsh, but that’s my momma. Speaks…

Facing rejection

Whether we’re jocks, musicians, actors, or mathletes, at some point in our childhood, we began the process of “trying out” for teams or auditioning for certain roles or opportunities. Eventually,…

Getting back into the swing of things.

Some years, I was ready to dive back into school after the holiday break.  Other years, not so much.  The same tension continues when you start working full time. For…

End of the semester blues.

  I’m so stressed out I could die… or at least have a major mental breakdown. I so remember this feeling. And believe me, I’m in a similar place in…

Keeping the main thing the main thing.

“How do I keep my focus on what’s most important?” “I want to get out of default mode where all I think about is what I have to do/study/plan to…

I don’t want to live with her again.

  “I currently have two roommates but only want to live with one of them next year.” You’ve only been at school for half of a semester, but it’s already…