Sunday, March 20, 2016

Photo Diary — Throwback to Thursday (3/17)

Most college students are on Spring Break right now, which means there's a flock of people back in town for the next week or so. It's so nice to visit with people whose faces I haven't seen in months — not only does it mean catching up and enjoying new company, but also more coffee dates and the exploring of local nooks and crannies. This post features my friend Casey (expect an interview soon), who has been studying in London for the past couple of years. I figured I'd throw together some photos from our relaxing afternoon a few days ago...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

"Knowing" Oneself & My GRAND INTENTIONS List:

Repeatedly lately, I've hit a wall regarding what it means to know oneself. Over the past few years (and throughout my life in general), I've learned to take pride in my evolving sense of self — as, inevitably, every individual gains a greater understanding of his or her own identity as he or she matures; experiences; interacts; listens; loves; discovers; speaks up. You know all of this though; the concept of growth is as simple as it is complex. Thus, I'll get to my point...

Recently, I've been faced with many decisions — decisions that range from incredibly minute, such as choosing what kind of tea I'd like, to overwhelmingly broad, such as determining what I want to do with the rest of my life. And, my point? I'm unable to make these decisions. I'm more indecisive then ever. Simply, I don't know what I want.

Oddly, I seem to have a pretty good understanding of what I don't want. For example, it's easy for me to state that I don't like black tea and that I don't want to become an accountant living in the suburbs with a mini van, three children, and the hostess of Casserole Sunday (nothing against those people, but that lifestyle is simply not for me). Clearly, my wants and desires aren't completely unclear. However, how do I get to the point where I can be as confident in knowing what I do want as I am in knowing what I don't want?