At 6:15 AM yesterday, I walked out of my home an hour and a half before I usually do. Why? Because I had agreed to volunteer on the Bull City Breakfast for Scouting's committee. Why? Two reasons. First, there are children who need assistance paying for programs like this and I believe that the dollars raised … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places
Just came off a long weekend. While I wanted to take it to travel, I stuck around. And you know what I realize? You can have an adventure in your own area, especially if you live near a major/mid-sized metropolitan area. So, what do I suggest you do with your day off? 1 - Go … Continue reading The Long Weekend
Thanks to technological advances and enhanced forms of communication, as society grows more conscious of conditions across world, we are becoming increasingly aware of both the impressive successes of and enormous challenges facing humankind. Whereas we are doing much more for those across the world than ever before, we still have a long way to … Continue reading Why I Do What I Do
"There's beauty in the struggle." -- J. Cole No one wants struggle. No one wants pain. No one wants to lose people, either to the circumstances of life or to the inevitability of death. But know that there is purpose in the pain. Today, as I sat and met with the Vice President of the … Continue reading Love Yourz
"What you build touches everything you do." -- Scott Harmon, Partner at Center Studio Architecture Yesterday, Scott and I met for lunch for the first time, joined by Victor who introduced us. We met to develop a relationship between my school and Center Studio Architecture but I gained a ton of wisdom from Scott about how exactly … Continue reading What Are You Building?
This afternoon, I had the opportunity to represent my institution, Duke School, at the Durham Chamber of Commerce's executive luncheon which was hosted by the local ABC news channel, ABC11 WTVD. I had an awesome time meeting some great leaders from around the area and discussing the impact that WTVD has on the Piedmont. After the … Continue reading Be Ready to Lead
After a late night of meeting and visiting with my new nephew (who is now an entire week old), I was oddly wide awake at 6:30 AM, excited to hit the road. Desirée and I had packed effectively (kind of) and had all our documents in order. We caught an Uber (shoutout to AAA for … Continue reading Day 1: The American Leg