Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

At my new job, I have the great privilege of building relationships with content creators (aka influencers). I’ve been there roughly two months, and I’m very thankful for the lessons already learned. (It’s the perfect “behind the scenes” role I mentioned here.)

Recently, I came across the bio of a new blogger. In the first few lines, she mentioned the inspiration of her mother, who passed away earlier this year from West Nile Virus. It was Valentine’s Day.

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When You Believe

In college, I was asked to speak in Convocation, which is the university’s “chapel hour.” My talk was part of an annual series highlighting testimonial reflections of graduating seniors. My goal was not to rattle off accomplishments or tell funny stories; instead, I wanted to point others to God. While it’s important to plan ahead, He ultimately has a better one in store.

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Be the Best vs. Do Your Best

Be the Best vs. Do Your Best

It's pretty safe to say that many (if not all) have dreamed of being the best at something. While I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with the desire, I do think it's a slippery slope anytime it consumes our whole self. 

In New York, this feeling is especially strong. It's basically in the lifeblood of the city: be excellent or leave. Sure, this might be an overgeneralization, but I've certainly felt it. Lately, it seems to be hitting home more than normal. 

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