2017 was another year full of learning. I challenged myself more academically, I got a job, I had one of the best summers of my life, and I gained a lot of great friendships. I'm grateful for the experiences 2017 gave me but I am more than ready for the new year. As cheesy as… Continue reading 2018 Goals
After experiencing my first year at CMU, I'd have to say that the scariest part of college was the build-up to it. But thank goodness CMU has a wonderful program called Leadership Safari that made me feel more than ready to take on college. The five-day long leadership development conference was the perfect way for… Continue reading Safari Round 2: Guide Edition
These past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I had to study for finals, say goodbye to all my friends at school, and prepare for a week-long trip to Immokalee, Florida with 10 other CMU students. Now, I'm finally settling into my room at home and finishing up unpacking. But I'd like to focus on that trip… Continue reading My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break
After what seems to have been the fastest 30 hours of my life, my LAS cohort and I have arrived back at CMU from our service trip to Detroit. My expectations of this trip were greatly exceeded, and I'm back feeling very grateful for the experience. On Friday, February 10th, my LAS cohort and I departed… Continue reading LAS in the D: My Take
In an earlier blog post, I explained how I completed a group project on Simon Sinek's book, Start With Why. The key takeaway from the book is the idea of the Golden Circle as a basis of leadership. If you need a refresher, I recommend you read the post here. If you don't want to read it (don't… Continue reading Why Do I Do What I Do?
Does leadership come from a 'yes' or a 'no'? When faced with this question, I had to evaluate my initial thoughts. My instinct: yes, of course. Leadership is being open to new opportunities and expecting the unexpected, even if the result is not ideal. But my indecisiveness was dying to challenge this, so I considered the… Continue reading A ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Answer
Ellen DeGeneres can easily be considered an American Icon, but what for? Is it her hilarious personality, her ability to transform her voice into that of a fish, or her ability to make anyone feel comfortable enough to dance on national television? As wonderful as those aspects are, I believe Ellen has so much depth to… Continue reading The Ellen Blog