Single Tasking

Last week I began the long process of completely redoing the way I use my iPhone. As someone who who grew up around these devices, it always seemed that each new update and feature was serving up better ways to be productive and stay on top of the important tasks in my life. However, I am beginning to realize that these features, developer intentions aside, do not actually make me more productive or allow me to stay more closely in contact with friends.

Being on Time

My friends know I‘m notoriously late, but I don‘t tend to view myself and someone who is always running behind. Germans are stereotypically extremely punctual, and that is something I would say I value as well. Yet, numerous, unconnected, outside sources all were verifying the same thing: I am not punctual.

Living in the Now

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how I want to live my life. I have a notion of what that looks like after college, but my lifestyle now doesn’t reflect that. Perhaps this has to do with a hesitancy to box myself in before experiencing all the new opportunities college has to offer, but I am inclined to think it has more to do with the notion of constraints. Whether it be set class times and schedules or limited financial resources, there are some things which play a major role in shaping my daily life, but that I am unable to change without diverting some major life trajectories.

Engaging Others: Voter Registration in Texas

Regardless of what side of the political spectrum you may be on, I think we can all agree that as citizens we have an obligation to be active players in shaping our government. One way we can do that is by voting. Over the past year or so, Anthony has been a tireless advocate for encouraging people in Texas and the rest of the United States to vote. Here is his story:

A Dream Deferred

My new roommate, Mo, founded his own organization called Fuego! This past week I had the opportunity to sit down with him and ask him more about how that all came together.

The Challenges of Working Remotely

This past summer I was lucky enough to be able to intern with two employers at the same time. One of those employers provided me with the opportunity to work remotely, the type of job oftentimes held by digital nomads. Although I loved being able to work from afar, having such a job brought with it a host of unexpected challenges.