Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass


Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

…is to avoid being one. At least among your most treasured peers.

Surround yourself with people in at least as much of a hurry, at least as inquisitive, at least as focused as you are. Surround yourself by people who encourage and experience productive failure, and who are driven to make a difference.

What’s contagious: standards, ethics, culture, expectations and most of all, the bar for achievement.

The crowd has more influence on us than we have on the crowd. It’s not an accident that breakthroughs in music, architecture, software, athletics, fashion and cuisine come in bunches, often geographic. If you need to move, move. At least change how and where you exchange your electrons and your ideas.

We all need leaders who challenge the tribe. We benefit even more when our leaders have peers who push them to be even better.


Welcome to Blogging!

Love love love this song.

When the stars are the only thing we share, will you be there? 

(Source: Spotify)

be careful for what you wish for

remember when I asked for that challenge from the universe? 

Well I got it. 

My old housing plan fell through, so beginning September 21, I’m homeless in Paris. I’m working on the situation though.

le sigh.


I don’t know how or why, but the universe always seems to pull through for me. All I can say is thank you. Thank you. 

(Source: comedycentral, via juliasegal)

"I get down for my grandfather who took my momma
Made her sit that seat where white folks ain’t wanna us to eat
At the tender age of 6 she was arrested for the sit in
With that in my blood I was born to be different"

— Kanye West (“Never Let Me Down”)


The long silences need to be loved, perhaps
more than the words
which arrive
to describe them
in time.

Franz Wright, from section II of “East Boston, 1996” in God’s Silence (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)

Amazing. Thank you, apoetreflects.

a rainy night

I’m currently at a family friend’s house in the french alps. fancy eh? 

It’s raining, a nice soft pitter patter, with random lightning strikes. I can’t really sleep, but I don’t really want to anyway. My body has become accustomed to my college schedule (going to bed at 4 am in the morning) and my old habits are back (pretty sure they never left).  I’m forcing myself to finish up my internship paper tonight. It’s actually quite an easy paper, if I could just avoid getting distracted by the internet. 

It’s a really weird feeling knowing that I have so many connections sprawled out everywhere in the world. Whether it’s family, distant family, family friends, or new friends with open hearts and homes—I never seem to have any difficulty finding a place to stay in any city. It’s really a blessing, I know, but I crave this feeling of being completely helpless. Is that weird? Does that make me sound ungrateful? 

I mean, I know Paris is going to be a challenge once my parents leave. But then I would have started school and I assume, I would have made friends. 

I don’t know what I want and traveling 1000+ miles across the atlantic isn’t going to give me the answers, or the questions to ask.but maybe it will.I just want to be challenged, longing desperately for something to ignite my passion again. Why am I thinking about this when I’m in one of the most beautiful places in the world? 

I have lots to write about my travels.** If you’re interested you can follow my travel blog —it’s not as dramatic as my tumblr. 

**still procrastinating on the travel blog