The Burnout

I'd be untruthful if I didn't admit that I've stumbled, I've struggled, and I've failed to do what I set out to achieve in these last work-filled 3 months. But I'll tell you what I know now to be true: It's always been easier for me to run away from what haunts me, challenges me, …

Thoughts on commitment

Commitment. Not an easy concept for many of us, including my creative, shape-shifting self. I’ve struggled to commit to aspirations — career or otherwise — that were once so immensely important to me. While I believe in the power of regrowth and ‘changing minds,’ I’ve come to discover that some of my trepidation about past …

Dear Bobcat

This letter was inspired by a recent initiative posted by my alma mater Ohio University in their Ohio Today magazine.  Dear Bobcat, Welcome to your new 'hOUme away from home.' I hope you've remembered to pack a few absolutely-positively essential dorm supplies -- paper towels? cleaning wipes? tissues? -- along with your fabulous new room accessories …

The truth in caring about (environmental) change

I came back from a glistening summer in sunny California feeling all shades of one word: panicked. Fortunate to spend the last few months whirling through Singapore and video-taping my way through the Bay, I had given into the distractions of summertime bliss ... and forgotten all about the pressing global environmental-change problems I had …