Tomorrow night, I meet with NC State's first solar spring break team before we head out at 3 am to catch our flight to California! In honor of my second alternative service break experience, I'm sharing what went on during my first -- home repair in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia! This trip completely changed my life and how I see the world. I met some pretty incredible people along the way too ;)
Alright you guys, today is the conclusion of my solar spring break review/reflection! Read about our installation, our final day in California, and all that we were able to take away from this incredible adventure. It was not what I expected going in at all- it was so, so much more. Check it out :)
In the spirit of reflection and appreciation, today I’m revisiting a piece I read last year. I see now that I didn’t fully get it at that time, for whatever reason. Something the other night just clicked though and I found myself searching for this article. I spent hours reading it over and over again, trying to put into words its effect on me. No matter how you’ve served others in your daily life, it will change your perspective on the world.
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." -Henry Adams I have nothing but love and respect for educators. I've been fortunate enough to have been taught by some amazing people and I still think about them all the time. I may use the words "teacher" and "educator" slightly interchangeably in this post, but I do understand the difference and I wish more people did as well
"We are part of this universe. We are in this universe. But, perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us." -Neil DeGrasse Tyson My fave solar team drove up to Washington D.C. to take part in the National March for Science. I wouldn't have wanted to share this empowering experience with anyone else! Check out today's post to read all about our D.C. adventure, why we marched, and why it all matters.
I had all of these thoughts swimming around in my head one night (as I was trying to go to sleep, naturally) so I ended up writing almost this entire post in 15 minutes on the notepad on my phone. That has never happened with a blog post before. I think it definitely helps me personally by sharing this with all of you (however hesitant I may be now), so I guess we're just going to go for it
I don't know what it is about spring semester, but it's always so much worse than fall. Yeah, fall is hard, but we're more motivated and refreshed, therefore handling it a lot better. So what are we supposed to do when such a lovely season drags on and on, continuing to knock you back down as soon as you get up every step of the way?
As if I needed to give you yet another reason why STEM is awesome. I've been able to branch out and meet so many new people, all of which have completely different stories to tell. International students sacrifice so much, but they are some of the nicest people you will talk to in college. Today's post is a tribute to them and all that they do!
Today I'm sharing the quick, 5-minute process to setting you up for better sleep! The secret? Blue light. Yep. You know how a lot of social media icons are colored blue? Turns out scrolling through all of that blue displayed by more blue wavelengths is really harmful to your overall health. Here's what happened when I cut all of that out (without sacrificing my devices at night) and how you can do the same!