“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” – Dwayne Johnson
Yep, I just started this with a quote from The Rock. This is one of my favorites because I believe it’s one of the most important things in life. We all strive to do things, to achieve goals, build relationships. What all of those things have in common is that they require opportunity. In order to do anything really, you need to start in a place where its possible to succeed. The best way to get there, in my opinion, is to be the kind of person that people want to associate with. It’s hard to be the life of the party if you’re not invited. Read more
Life has had its fun with me this year.
It’s hard to know how to even begin to write about everything that’s happened. I’ve gone over it time and again in my head, ranging from woe-is-me bitching sessions to calm and collected accounts of events. I’ve been in a constant battle between my head, which can sort through everything rather easily, and my emotions, which can flail wildly with no warning. How personal should I get in a public forum? What should stay between my friends and family? I still don’t know the answers to those questions, but I’m just going to sit here and see what comes out. Y’all are about to come with me, if you care to, on a search for clarity and closure. Read more
When I started college, social media was in its infancy. Facebook was still just for students, there was no Twitter or Instagram, and people didn’t share every second of their day with everyone they’ve ever known. Still there existed a concept described to me by one of my favorite teachers as the “invisible resume.” Basically it’s the reputation that follows you personally and professionally; an unofficial “permanent record.” Read more