Reflecting on 2018 and Planning 2019

I've gotten into doing these goal setting things at the beginning of the years. I like doing them publicly. It pushes me a bit more to complete them. Unfortunately, last year I didn't think of or publish my goals until a couple months after the beginning of the year. So,…

On to 2018 (Updated)

After not setting goals for 2017, I wanted to get 2018 off to the right start. So, here are my goals. Travel to 5 new places (cities, countries, etc.) - no passthroughs - Completed Lisbon, Portugal Wicklow, Ireland Bath, England, United Kingdom Marseille, France Aix-en-Provence, France Arles, France Cardiff, Wales,…

It's True, It's been two

It's been a while since we last talked. I've been away. Loads has happened. Some good. Some bad. But, I would change nothing. Two years ago I stepped off the plane, and my feet touched down in London. I cannot believe it's been that long. It feels like yesterday I…

To Infinity and Beyond

My Grandparents are very dear to me, like they are to most of us. They are the people you can do no wrong in front of. They spoil you without hesitation. They are included in some of our fondest memories. Unfortunately, a realisation has slapped me in the face. They…

Life Through a Lens

The human eye is amazing. The way it looks. The emotion it evokes. The complexity. All of it, truly amazing. If you're around my age or older, you've probably used a disposable "eye." You may even be reading this on something with an "eye." While study…

A New Year

Since time immemorial we've set New Year's resolutions. We've set goals for ourselves, hoping to accomplish them in the upcoming year. I, like most, am no different. I have my own goals, my own aspirations. But, year after year I would find myself looking back and wondering if I had…

Opinion: America From a Distance

America looks to be trending downward. I've come to think this during my time living in the United Kingdom. I've survived just over a year in the "scary socialist" environment and think my views have begun to change. To tell you the truth, surviving socialism has been a…