The Big Picture

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “can’t see the forest for the trees”—the idea that we tend to focus on details while missing the big picture. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this lately. Did you know that an aspen grove is actually the largest living organism in North America? That the clonal … More The Big Picture

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