So Much More Than a Random Road Trip // Omaha, Nebraska

So much more than a random road trip. This piece is broken up into 4 parts: PRE-TRIP (what). TRIP (so-what). REFLECTION (now what). CLOSING THOUGHT (just that). PRE TRIP: (what). During Winter Break 2016 the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University sent roughly 18 Alternative Break (AB) trips all across the states. Sign ups for... Continue Reading →

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Do Me a Favor & Please Assume

as·sume əˈso͞om/ verb 1. suppose to be the case, without proof. "Assume" is just one of those words that when used, often has a negative connotation. It's often attached to uncertain situations leading to disappointed feelings. I'm sure many have heard of the old saying that goes, "When you assume, you make an a$$ out of you and me, (a$$-u-me)."... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Michigan: Holland

Some of the best adventures are those that can be found right outside your backyard. A few weekends ago I got to travel across the state of Michigan to visit with a friend and go on some adventures with their family. We took the opportunity to visit Holland, MI for the annual Tulip Time Festival. Going and discovering the beauty... Continue Reading →

{YAY RA!}

During my sophomore year at Central Michigan University I took on the adventure of being a resident assistant in one of the residence halls on campus. An RA holds a spectacular paraprofessional staff position that is full of adventures, meaningful relationships, and challenges that allow for growth beyond measure. As an RA you plan various... Continue Reading →

Lunch Buddies

College has many neat aspects, one of which is that you get to choose your schedule. A lot of students choose not to have Friday classes. I willingly fell into the trap of craving a three-day weekend, but I also decided to go to school on Fridays, just in a different capacity than "lecture hall." Each Friday I (along... Continue Reading →

#LeadChat [ 4.15.2015 ]

So the Leadership Institute's Twitter page hosts this thing called a Lead Chat. The LI posts questions and people respond using the hash tag #LeadChat to carry on the conversation and keep it going. Last Wednesday the Lead Chat was held within our LDR 200 L class. Here's an inside scoop of what it looks like, feel free to join... Continue Reading →

I AM: A-Z

I AM. Two of the most powerful, reassuring words that can come out of you. Positive words of affirmation. Why not start today? Here are my I AM's, ranging from A to Z. After reading mine, make your own list, love yourself a little more. I am authentic.🎹 I am beautiful.👸 I am curiosity.🎈 I... Continue Reading →

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