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
In my LDR 100L class, an introductory course for the leadership minor, my classmates and I were assigned a book project that focused on leadership theory. We were told to do a presentation on the book, explain its themes, and do a social experiment along with it. My book was Start With Why by Simon Sinek. Start… Continue reading Start With Why
At the Connections conference in Traverse City, Michigan, all participants attended leadership lectures on topics that interested them. I decided, based off of a small description, to go to one about budgeting free time called "Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill" (another factor was how clever the title was). In this session, we were taught… Continue reading Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill