Fundraising · Reflection

Water is Currency for Life

It has been a really eventful and rough week. I really hope that I am catching a proper break, now. While recovering from the week’s events, I have been drinking a lot of tea. Green, oolong, white, black … I do not discriminate. Of course, although it is a low-cost coping method, it does not come free. I have the privilege of making tea whenever I please, because I have constant access to clean, running water. Click the title to find out what other activities we take for granted in our day to day lives!

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Fundraising · Training

Training Update #4: Taking Care of My Future Self

Have you ever felt like you needed a “pause” button in life? One of my favorite pastimes as a child was watching Disney’s Aladdin. I would watch it, Every. Single. Day. In order to make my VHS-watching experience much smoother, I would rewind and pause my tape right at the beginning of the movie to skip all the ads at the beginning of the VHS. This week, I took care of myself in much of the same way. Click the title to read the full story!

Fundraising · Reflection

Education is a Life Changer

We’ve already established that I was a terrible student when I was growing up. We don’t need to continue on about how I would claim to have “forgotten” my homework or how I would drop my progress reports behind the couch so my parents wouldn't know about my grades. I loved to learn and was always knowledge-hungry while growing up. Unfortunately, the system that facilitated my learning definitely wasn’t a good fit for me. University was still not the ideal style of learning for me, but it provided me with invaluable experience and opportunities to be a positive influence within my circle of influence. This is a gift that only the most privileged have. Click the title to read the full post!

Fundraising · Training

Training Update #3: End of Base Training + 5K Test

This previous week has been quite the challenge. I went from taking a week-long break from my bronchospasms to trying to regain some sense of normalcy in both my professional and personal life. It has been a bit of a struggle, but I have found a way to do it and finish the 5K test at the end of base training. Click the title to read more about my progress!

Fundraising · Reflection

3 Tips to Kick Procrastination

I was a chronic procrastinator and homework skipper for most of my school years. I may not look like it, but my grades sucked. I was disappointed in myself for the first eighteen years of my life. In university, I abandoned my destructive habit because of my very first professor, John. The day I turned in a half-finished project, he said some sharp words to change my mindset. Today, I have taken some necessary steps to improve my motivation to stay committed to my projects. Click the title to read about how I did it!