@TheIPAWay

This blog has taken me a long time to compose. After speaking with @BlackBrewMovement in March and visiting Richmond in April, I was inspired and motivated to share my craft beer journey with the world! Weekend after weekend, I sat at breweries trying to find the words, the “right words,” to explain how I got…

What are your birthday plans?

For me, March 18 has always been important to me because it is unique opportunity to thank God for another day (and year) of life, reflect on personal growth, and recklessly celebrate with my friends. Given how I have chosen to celebrate my birthday in previous years (s/o to everyone who was there for my…

Be Good.

It was 9:05pm. I had just turned my phone back on after a return flight to Baltimore and noticed I had several missed notifications while I was mid-flight. I scrolled through the notifications and saw I had a missed text from my mom, sent at 8:34pm, that said “Can you talk?” I responded and told…

Do Not Disturb.

If you met me over the last year, there’s a 40% chance I yelled “this is my song!,” while listening to music when we were talking. Sound high? Probably, but it’s true. After Spotify released its 2018 wrapped information, I saw numerous posts about people’s personalized statistics. Most people listened to music anywhere between 9,000…

Reclaiming My Time

Damn, it feels good to be back! I honestly cannot believe the last time I spent intentional time reflecting and writing was two months ago, because SO much has happened since then. I am happy to share that I have finally embraced the city of Indianapolis and happily call this place home. In September, I…

8 out of 10.

“I’m trying to get like you!” “Yo, you are living your best life.” “Price just went up!” Let’s be honest. We’ve all said something like this at least once over the last year. If not, we at least thought it – most always with good intent. Currently in my life’s journey, it seems like everyone…

Tim’s 10%

I’m upset! Just kidding. I am extremely happy, filled with joy and covered with grace. This is a place I have been praying to be at for several months now, as this year did not start off how I thought it would. In between a long-term relationship ending, canceled flights and lost luggage (Thank you,…

God’s Plan.

One month ago, I graduated from Ohio State with my Master’s degree with my dream job at the NCAA lined up to start only a few weeks later. I thought the transition into my next role would be easy. Not only had I been counting down over 276 days to prepare for a moment that…

We’re Brothers.

On May 5, 2018, I graduated with my M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, while my brother Brian graduated with his M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky. This was a monumental and sentimental moment in the Bryson household, as we became the first in our family…

Protect Your Space

When I first told my friends I was going to California for Spring Break, they all responded with the same message: “You’re not going to want to come back to Ohio after you visit.” Two days ago, I landed in California for the first time and I was excited to experience all I had seen…

The City of Brotherly Love

As if it wasn’t already common knowledge, everyone knows that March is the best month of the year. Period. March is home to my birthday (March 18th), March Madness basketball tournament, and the end of the Winter season. However since 2015, March has been even more special because it is the month of the National…

#LearnLead

April 4, 2005. The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill men’s basketball team defeated the University of Illinois Fighting Illini to win the 2005 National Championship. This date is important because it ignited my interest in college athletics. I religiously watch college football every Saturday, I was a college athlete at Coastal Carolina University,…