Today, inspired by John and Hank Green‘s Youtube videos, I want to talk about failure.
We all fail sometimes. We all have things we wanted to do but never did, things we wanted to see but never saw, things we started but never finished. The thing is that we don’t talk about our shortcomings, even though we all have them. We want to present ourselves as perfect, but that just isn’t the case. We shouldn’t act like it is. Continue reading
I’m a firm believer in pseudo-change. As in, everything changes, but nothing ever really changes. Continue reading
As many have probably heard, Lin-Manuel Miranda has enlightened millions of young adults and even teenagers to the gritty, emotional, hip-hop tale of Alexander Hamilton and our fine nation’s tumultuous beginnings. His musical simply titled Hamilton has also opened my eyes to an age old struggle, it seems, that anyone living in the world has faced.
Allow me to give you some background in the context of the musical. If you were hoping to avoid spoilers for the musical, well, your history teachers should take the blame. It’s all in your textbooks. Continue reading
This morning I am flying on my own from Grand Rapids all the way across the country to Anaheim, California, for what I hope will be the greatest time of my life. I have never flown alone before, but my well-traveled parents made sure all of my bases were covered. However, I still have some thoughts about my experience so far (though albeit I am writing this during my layover in Minneapolis). Continue reading
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be around the people that are older than me. When I was younger, I loved hanging out with my parents’ friends. They’d ask if I wanted to go to a friend’s house, or have a babysitter, and I’d be like “NO!” I didn’t mind being the smallest in the room; I enjoyed it. Continue reading
This was a school assignment in which we had to write a letter in the same way that St. Paul would write letters in the New Testament. I was pretty proud of mine, and decided it should be my blog post this week. Enjoy!
To all those who fight for the rights of others, Continue reading
I think May is just a hard month to get through. It starts off with AP testing, a hellish two weeks in which you resign yourself to studying for 72 hours straight in order to pass or accept your failure and cry all the way through the four hour exam. I had three of these wonderful experiences, and let me just say it is not worth missing school. Continue reading
My dearest beloved,
I think you know how I feel about you. I say it every time I’m with you, and I think it even when I am not. But this doesn’t mean I shouldn’t say it again, and publicly this time. Continue reading
This week I was going to write a scathing review of a musical I saw last Friday. It was probably going to make a few people laugh, but it would not have been a very nice thing to put out in the world. (Well-written, though.) But at Mass this Sunday some things happened, and combined with my priest’s powerful preaching, I decided to blog about something else. Love. Continue reading
When I got my ACT results the first time, I sort of knew that I was going to take it again. I had gone in basically blind, with maybe a few test-taking techniques stored in my brain from a 2-day prep session I went to a few weeks prior. I didn’t do any cramming or studying. I just wanted to see where the base was for me, and go from there. I didn’t expect to get a 32. It just kind of happened. Continue reading