Motivation

I've always had something to prove. I’m short. Left-handed. Texan. It’s not something I think much about because I inherited my mother’s confidence. The interesting thing about confidence is that it doesn’t buffer you against very specific, very particular kinds of insecurities. Sometimes they’re rooted in things you can see, at other times they catch … Continue reading Motivation

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College Isn’t the Answer (but the answers might be there)

A few months ago I had an afternoon meeting that was scheduled down the street from my alma mater. Since I was still on the clock but the drive back  was treacherous, I wandered over to the Student Center to finish out the day. I graduated from college almost 13 years ago. Since returning to … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer (but the answers might be there)

College Isn’t the Answer (Back to the Basics): Part 3 of 3

I'm from Houston originally, but I don't know much of the city. When I moved back in February, I purposely drove on familiar roads so that I could get re-acclimated. On one particular street I noticed a common, exasperating trend. The driver in front of me would put on his LEFT turn signal, then slowly … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer (Back to the Basics): Part 3 of 3

College Isn’t the Answer (A Seat at the Table): Part 2 of 3

A few years ago I attended the wedding of a very dear friend. I was living out-of-state at the time, but I was excited to make the trip and even more excited to reconnect with old friends. It was an important wedding for me, one that felt deeply personal and significant. For more years that … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer (A Seat at the Table): Part 2 of 3

College Isn’t the Answer: Part 1 of 3

A few weeks ago I was told to attend an event to share information about my employer’s programs and services. There would only be about 15 guests in attendance and general announcements would be made by all. I spent some time researching the venue and reached out to the coordinator. When I arrived, I was … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer: Part 1 of 3