An Open Letter to the Unknown

Hey Unknown, It seems like I've been running into you a lot lately, and I'm not surprised. Let's face it, you're damn near everywhere and most people don't know what to do about you. Some people are trying to change you into the opposite of what you are, while others are fighting in every which [...]

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2017.

When I look back since the beginning, I can see all the changes. Few are tangible, many are deeply felt, and some are subconsciously expressed. The ups, the downs, the mundane and everyday. The 9 countries traveled, the handful of new friends and acquaintances, the things I shed, the things I left behind, the new [...]

Life Lessons: The Ride & The Fall

I witnessed a man fall off his motorcycle tonight. He was driving at a much faster pace than the stopped traffic, between the lanes, and drove straight into a car that was turning left, coming from the opposite direction. Some details aside, he plowed into the passenger side door, left his mark on the car, [...]

If It Just Feels Right, It Is

The mind will talk endlessly, if you let it. Self-talk and thoughts come naturally, it's effortless. The work is in quieting the mind to hear what you really need to. In a world full of distractions and easily accessible diversions, it takes a concerted effort to be alone in silence. But, once you make it [...]

The Real Dangers of Traveling

The list can go on an on, but here's what I found to be the biggest dangers of traveling, or more precisely, returning from a life-changing trip. 1. Culture: You'll experience so many different cultures, and at the same time, come to find that societies do have different expectations and values in different places. Therefore, when [...]