• Life After AmeriCorps

    I’ve been back home from AmeriCorps for little over two months now and I still can’t get over the feeling that soon I’ll have to go back. After being gone for 10 months, my team became my family, and the constant travel and work was just my life. In my head, it was never this grand adventure I was going on, or this selfless act of service, for me it was just another chapter in my efforts to give back to the world and do something meaningful with my own life. In retrospect, I am glad I participated in AmeriCorps.…

  • The Ancient Zen Practice of SOJI

    Zen Practice SOJI is a zen word originating from the Buddhist Monks. The practice is simple. After morning meditation, all members are assigned a basic cleaning task on the Temple grounds (Sweep the hallway, clean the walls, polish the windowpanes).…

  • Why I Relay for Life

    Why I Relay for Life I am a Survivor. For the better half of my life, I have been ashamed of this fact without really having a reason why. I was the sole person among my friends that did not…

  • Weekend Camping on Benbrook Lake, Texas- Part 2

    Hey Loves! First off, I just want to extend my gratitude to anyone reading this. It’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog and I appreciate all the continued support. The last two months have been crazy…

  • How To Live Deliberately

    I still remember the day when I discovered none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. I was laying on my brother’s vacant bed with my mother and I had just asked her why there was a large, white scar across…

  • Weekend Camping on Benbrook Lake, Texas- Part 1

    And Other Fort Worth Attractions By now, my hunny and I are used to stolen moments. Back in July 2017, I began a 10-month commitment with AmeriCorps, in order to serve my country and help disaster survivors along-side FEMA. (Read…

  • 36:52

    You’re a maestro, orchestrating my beloved tune of black and white encased in memory of those Sunday mornings, A composition of me within those keys that your fingertips would stroke lazily through the legato, Drifting through a melody of sin…

  • How I learned to Love Writing Again

    Life Lessons From a Life Passion Creating a New Beginning Re·nais·sance (noun) a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity; rebirth, renewal

  • FEMA Corps: Is It Worth It?

    Since the end of July 2017, I have been enrolled in a program called FEMA Corps. In essence, FEMA Corps is a 10-month-long, team-based commitment to national service and the neighborhoods of America. For the last 7 months, my team…