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Flying in 2016

I’ve traveled every month in 2016, and 6 times this year I’ve boarded a plane heading to various locations. Each time I boarded for a flight it was with expectancy that I would land in another space. Of course, I booked the flight with an ending destination in mind. For instance, I boarded a plane in…

Your Excuses Will Give Up on You!

With less than 10 days left in 2016, I started to reflect on the year. Generally, I like to compare myself by the previous year to measure the growth in my life. This journey prompted me to look back over the goals I set at the beginning of the year to see just how intentional…

I was Conditionally Admitted

In 2014, I started the last phase of my academic career—the PhD program. While I was excited to embark upon this new journey there was only one stipulation, I was conditionally admitted into the program! I don’t know if you’ve ever been told or made to believe that you weren’t good enough to do something,…

The “S” On My Chest

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t find myself at an intersection. Largely mirroring a liminal space, my life has always reflected that of a hybrid. Living in the borderlands, rifting off Gloria Anzaldúa’s mestiza concept, I think of myself as a boundary breaking being. Never fitting comfortably into any box that I attempted to limit myself…