neVer forgeT 4/16/07

Today is a day of remembrance for me and my community. I wrote a piece about my thoughts and feelings on the 10 year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting and to this day, I think it’s one of my best works.

Even now in a global pandemic, please take some time to recognize how fortunate you are. You may not be able to hug your loved ones at this time, but at least you know they are still alive and just a phone call away.

Stay safe my friends. xoxo

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

Death is a part of life. It’s a sucky part, but it’s an inevitable phenomenon that we all will have to face at some point, whether it’s a loved one, a colleague, or in the end, our own. Even knowing this, it doesn’t make it any easier when it effects you. Grief, sorrow, pain, anger; it’s all unavoidable. Questions fill you head; of which, there will never be sufficient answers for. Death is infinite, and that scares a lot of people…. including me. Continue reading

neVer forgeT 4/16/07

For most of you, April 16 is just another date on the calendar, but for millions of others, this date serves as a reminder.

On April 16, 2007, a horrific tragedy occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech; a world-renowned university. I remember sitting in Geometry class my sophomore year in high school when I first heard about the shooting. The overhead intercom blared with notification of the event taking place. My teacher at the time had a daughter that was attending Tech, so she burst into tears and left the room; cell phone in tow. We had a television in the corner of the classroom where we would watch the daily Continue reading