a little something about respecting elders

My sleep schedule is a mess. Rather than waking up at 4:45 am to get to swim practice on time, college-Carmen doesn’t go to bed until 1 am and wakes up around 9:30, in enough time to get to her 10 am class. So there I was, hanging out and my twitter feed became an…

philippians 4:8

I’m sure a lot of you are wondering, “Shake a Tower…hmmm…” So I decided that it was time to reveal the history behind the title of this blog. Growing up, I was very lucky to have such wonderful parents who decided to take shifts at work that allowed one of them to be at home…

tip #254 on staying true to who you are

Increasingly I have found that a lot of peace can be found in the bottom of a cup of coffee. Since I’ve been away at school, life seems to be go-go-go, one thing after the other, non-stop action and it gets easy to get caught up in everything and lose yourself a little bit in…

sometimes you just have an epiphany

I want to share with you something that just kind of hit me as I sat in the 6th floor lobby of Gillett and looked out at the rain hitting the window. It came to me all at once, like a freight train that definitely did not hold back. Timing means everything. When accidents happen,…

you are not perfect

There is one fact that I can give you that I am more than 100% confident in. A piece of advice that I know, deep down in the bottom of my heart, is true and will never fail you. You ready? Here it is: You were not put here on this earth to¬†judge others. It…