Peace Out

Today is the day before the highly dreaded finals week at Purdue University. Finals week is going to be very different for me, since it is the first finals week where I’m actually sad about finishing my exams. “Sad about being done with exams?” you ask. “Whaaaaa?!” But it’s true. This week is my final … More Peace Out

Summer Zen

Making the effort to break away from everyday life and focus on yourself is the best way to attempt finding a place of zen. When is the best time to make that effort, though? Summer! Whether in school or not, summertime is often described as a time for relaxation, vacations, and trying new things. Therefore, … More Summer Zen

Growing Zen

When I was younger, the best part of summer was being outside in the fresh air. As I’ve grown older and acquired more responsibility, I’ve begun to equate summer with time off and time off with getting as much rest as possible. And rest, to me, was sleeping and watching television, because I didn’t have … More Growing Zen

The Zone

Upon reflection of my time playing volleyball in high school, I realize there are two ways by which I remember the experience. One side was excitement, fun, camaraderie, and other pleasant things. The other side was exhaustion, frustration, and anxiety. In a game, my mindset was either completely controlled by my focus on the game, … More The Zone