Showing posts from June, 2015

Seeing Without Blinders

When I was in college I took a human diversity class. There is a day from that class that will forever be etched in my mind. Before I tell you about that, let me preface with the disclaimer that I am fairly na├»ve about discrimination. I haven’t ever really been subject to it. And if you’ve ever met me you know that I really like to please people – I like them to be happy, I don’t like to disappoint them, and I try to help anyone however I can.

Losing and Finding My Voice

Since November I have started a number of new posts. They are all sitting unpublished in DRAFT form. Some have full posts written, there's one with just a link to an article, and there's even one with only a title. So why haven't I posted anything? I really don't know. I guess my real struggle is figuring out what I'm blogging about. Why do I write here? What am I trying to accomplish? I wrote a post last year that had a huge response - high views, comments, shares on social media - but could not be replicated. I actually tried. The post was about my sister and a desire to raise awareness for her illness at a time when her health was not doing well. It also happened to be during when the ice bucket challenge was very popular. I wrote a post about pediatric cancer a few months later. It's a cause that is near and dear to my heart. I talked about several children that I have had the privilege of getting to know through work, volunteering, family, or friend