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where i feel most at home

is when I am away from ‘home.’  In fact, for me, it’s hard to say where home really is.  I have fallen in love with too many places throughout my travels and have made an ever so growing list of locations I could see myself living for at least a time.  Nothing makes me feel more at home than being out on the open road, exploring some new part of America or another country, taking detours and exits through unexplored towns and cities.

It makes sense why the nomadic lifestyle has so much appeal.  With Jack Kerouac and Alexander Supertramp as convincing guides, a secure future really is the most dangerous thing to the adventurous spirit.  I try to remind myself of this every time I think about the future and it actually encourages me to know that if I had a totally secure set-in-stone future, how miserable and unfulfilled that would be.  What is life without some kind of epic story of struggle, discovery, love, loss, defeat, triumph, redemption? Continue reading “where i feel most at home” »

glimpses and revelations

Has life ever been eerily prophetic and seemingly carefully orchestrated to you?  Have you ever been able to look back and see, like a puzzle, how certain things that happened led to something in the future, as if it were all meant to be?  Isn’t it fascinating that even bad things can work together for good and that what you cannot see now you might be able to see crystal clear in the future and then gasp in awe?

Thinking back to the end of my freshmen year of college, I remember wanting so badly to transfer out of the school I had chosen.  I hated the location of Kentucky and kept thinking about where I would rather be.  My heart was set on Washington DC.  I sent a transfer application to GWU and hoped for the best.  Though, it was as if all of a sudden, one day I just knew that I couldn’t leave Asbury, that I was meant to stay.  It was almost unexplained, but I just knew in my heart that to leave would be to take my life into my own hands instead of letting God guide.  However, Washington wasn’t off the table.  No, I absolutely knew that somehow, someway I would end up there, the only thing that was missing was the when and how. Continue reading “glimpses and revelations” »

America’s oppressive education system

I have never had any school pride.  No matter where I went, the school colors, mascot or functions never appealed to me.  Certain teachers and friends made all the difference, helping to change and shape my life, the institution however, has done little to actually benefit me.  It is because school presented more red tape, road blocks, bureaucracy and stipulations than enriching learning and pointing me in the direction of my strengths.  I would go as far as to say school oppressed my gifts, talents, creativity and interests more than it helped them.  There were unforgettable teachers that went out of their way to teach and share their lives, those I am grateful for and will never forget, but the institution as a whole existed to make me jump through hoops, waste my time, and leave me drowning in debt.  It’s really no wonder I have always seen it as The Enemy. Continue reading “America’s oppressive education system” »