It’s My Fault

“When God gives you a vision, you must set boundaries.”  This was the first message I heard after arriving in California for the first time in March 2018. They are also the words that inspired my blog post, Protect Your Space – a letter and declaration for me to set boundaries to safeguard my physical…

God is My Bridge

Where are you going!? What about your PhD?! These were (and continue to be) the first two responses I receive after telling people I resigned from my position with Maryland Made Terps. And though I appreciate the eagerness, fervor, and curiosity – these questions revealed something more significant to me. As a community, we often look…

Future Dr. Tim

Hello, my name is Tim Bryson and I am the Program Director for Student-Athlete Career Development at the University of Maryland. I am also a first-year doctoral student in the Student Affairs program at UMD. If I earned $1 for every time my mama told me that I was going to college, I would be…

Ohio Means Ohana

Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.  Over the last 30 days, I have driven 1800 miles across the Midwest and Southeast visiting family. Admittedly, I am tired as hell and do not want to drive up or down I-95 until 2020, yet I am the happiest I have been in…

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…

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…