New Year, New Outlook

With a new year comes new goals and a new outlook.

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about how I’ve been living my life up until now and the changes I can make to ensure I live a fuller and more enriching life.

With this reflection, I’ve realized two things:

  1. I expect way too much in life. Those expectation keep me from living in the moment and being thankful for what I have.
  2. I am very confident in myself, but I don’t trust that confidence in situations that are outside my comfort zone.

I’m realizing more than ever in this new country where I am far away from my family and Continue reading “New Year, New Outlook”

A Dinnertime Conversation that Made a Difference

Today at dinner, I had a conversation with a guy who is pretty involved in theater here at Morris. I’ve known who he is for a while as Morris is pretty small and it’s easy to know who people are here, but we’ve never spoken before.

At one point, we got onto the topic of theater and he started talking about two really intense roles he’s been in–one that he had last school year and one that he is currently preparing for right now. He talked about how despite the profound differences in these two characters, both of these roles have pushed him incredibly as an actor.

I was struck by how passionate he was about this. How he viewed these roles not as characters to pick up for a little while and then cast aside once the show Continue reading “A Dinnertime Conversation that Made a Difference”