The cynic in me tends to flair up when people say things like “if it’s meant to be, it will be” or “everything happens for a reason.” While I understand these are typically intended to be words of comfort and encouragement, I cannot help but think they are wrapped in privilege. How lucky one must … Continue reading Beautiful Insignificance
Social scientists define “flow” as the "mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity." Flow is what makes writers write, artists create, and to-do listers draw more and more of those delicious horizontal … Continue reading Flow.
A few weeks ago, I got into my car after meeting my parents for lunch at a restaurant in a random Michigan town and, for about the hundredth time that day, I looked down at my phone to check my email. My stomach dropped when I saw that the message I had been waiting for … Continue reading A New Chapter