The Power of Random Connections

“I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.” – David Moranis  This week, I’m frantically trying to finish a few papers for the end of theContinue reading “The Power of Random Connections”

The grass is always greener on the other side, or so they say

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” – Virginia Woolf What I’m about to say this post may not be the same experience every child has had but I don’t doubt that on some level, you’ve felt the same way. Growing up with an older brother that’s seven years older, I’veContinue reading “The grass is always greener on the other side, or so they say”

Calm before the storm

The next month or so will be a whirlwind of events, from Quidditch World Cup in Rockhill, SC this weekend to one of my best friends from home visiting- to my parents being in town- to doing a bit of traveling here and there. No doubt I’m a little worried about making sure I’m balanced withContinue reading “Calm before the storm”

Unplug LA and Beers @ the Marathon

Time, again, flies by with the blink of an eye. I’m finishing my final assignments for the quarter and flying out to Boston in merely a few days! Aside from incredible learning and studying, two events I attended in the last two weeks in different capacities really stood out. Firstly, two friends and I attended UNPLUGContinue reading “Unplug LA and Beers @ the Marathon”

Layover in Santa Barbara: even better than I predicted

Never, ever be afraid to strike up a conversation with strangers. What’s the worse that can happen? They may not want to talk, and will then simply find ways to stop the conversation. On the flip side, they want to tell you about themselves, they want to get to know you, and invite you toContinue reading “Layover in Santa Barbara: even better than I predicted”