Spring cleaning

What is self-discovery? According to Merriam-Webster, self-discovery is “the act or process of gaining knowledge and understanding your abilities, character, and feelings”. In other words, self-discovery can mean many things. For instance, you might need to dig deeper and deeper into the life experiences which have shaped you. Self-discovery could also mean realizing what your … More Spring cleaning

We’re humans

The world is full of good people, but it’s also full of the opposite type. Unfortunately, there’s no evading the second type of people; however, we can learn to handle situations with those people. Yesterday, I had two customers in my workplace who were quite, to be terribly honest, awful. Over the last three summers, … More We’re humans

Full circle

I’ve had quite a few messages from family and friends asking why I’ve failed to post on my blog over the course of the past month. Honestly, I don’t have a great explanation—I’ve been trying to come up with something worth posting, but my ideas haven’t been working out on paper the way they were … More Full circle

Until you try

This afternoon, I attended the last of a series of meetings with various professors in hopes of finding a research supervisor. The professor that I spoke with today said something that really stuck out in my mind: “You can be the most intelligent person in the world, but if you choose to not do anything … More Until you try

We all

Last week, one of my professors began lecturing on critical criminology. Critical criminology is a theoretical perspective within the discipline of criminology that focuses on challenging normative standards and highlighting inequalities, discrimination, and suffering; it unsettles common sense. You should feel uncomfortable with critical criminology, as it is meant to be anything but comfortable. Critical … More We all