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…

Just Do It.

I am beyond grateful for the opportunities that have allowed me to pursue both personal and professional growth in this year of congruence. This past year has been filled with many adventures. Over the course of 2017, I have Traveled to 14 new cities and 2 countries Written too many 20-page papers Spoken with 5…

The Power of Seven

By now everyone has heard (a version of) my story. Originally from Cincinnati, I went to Coastal Carolina University and competed as a track and field student-athlete in the Honors College. After one year, I transferred to the University of South Carolina and earned my B.S in Athletic Training. Through experiences in fraternity life, campus…

Be Where Your Feet Are. Know Who Your Feet Belong To.

This blog has been on my mind for a while now. Throughout the summer, I’ve tried to write the first paragraph several times and allow my hands to articulate the rest of my thoughts on the keyboard. Every single time I got writer’s block, which led to frustration, and ultimately another finished box of Mike…

Undefeated.

“We may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated… In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”- Maya Angelou Initially, I wanted to entitle this piece “Failing or Falling Forward” to…

Love & Honor.

Wow! What a wonderful day to visit Miami University in Oxford, OH to speak with the Fraternity and Sorority Life student leaders! As the keynote speaker at Miami’s ADVANCE Retreat, I was able to speak with chapter and council presidents affiliated with IFC, Panhellenic, and NPHC about what it means to lead with purpose. One…

Walk Away With Amazing Grace

Being able to walk away requires faith, humility, and love. Some people walk away from material possessions to avoid assigning them too much meaning. Others walk away from relationships that are no longer reciprocal and support each other’s purpose in life. Many of us walk away from thoughts and ideas that have polluted our minds…