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8 Ways My Life Got Better By Sharing My Deep Thoughts Online

1. My writing got better. Some of the world’s greatest writers recommend writing even when you’re not inspired. By forcing myself to deliver weekly/monthly blogs, my writing and thinking got significantly better. It’s kind of fun (not really) to see my progression from my first blog on Never What You Think to now. Also, keeping […]

5 Ways You Will Better Yourself With A Second Language

I am one-fourth Croatian and three-fourths a bunch of other white people, mostly European. I grew up hearing a few Croatian and Polish words from my dad’s side of the family. My grandmother on my mom’s side is fluent in French. I have aunts who married into my family from China and Taiwan. Spanish is […]

Dare to Suck Big: A Life Lesson From Improv Comedy

In the world of improv comedy, anything can happen. When anything can happen, you need to choose what will happen. Otherwise, there is no show. The “Yes, And” The first and foremost principle you learn in improv is the “yes, and.” There have been recent articles and books on how this concept can apply to […]

Entitlement to Education

Throughout our lives we get accustomed to free education. Think elementary school, middle school and high school. If you want to continue your education, there is a slight culture shock for continuing onto community college. You might hear grumblings in the hallway about the price they are paying for their quarter’s units. There is an […]

Community is Needed in Classrooms

If I’ve stressed anything in all my writings on Never What You Think, it’s that community is important to life.  It helps us get our heads out of ourselves and recognize that there are others in this world.  It helps us recognize that our individual actions affect a greater body.  All in all, it just […]

9 Life Lessons From Being Raised by a Fitness Mom

Pushing yourself physically has many parallels to pushing yourself in life. My mom is a fitness trainer and always kicks me in the butt to get in shape, get out there, and get what I want. Naturally, her training spilled over to her parenting and it has shaped the way I approach life: 1. You […]

Are Tattoos No Longer Taboo?

When my happy-go-lucky liberal parents were kids, those who chose body art like tattoos had a shadow cast upon them. Tattoos were for thugs, criminals, and “loose” individuals regardless of the symbolism, amount, or size of the design(s). A tattoo was a “taboo” thing that only taboo people wanted. It was harder to get a […]

Exhausted and Anxious

Exhausted and anxious. Tired and scared. Confused and lost. These are the words that describe most people. Which explains their need to be told what to do. They’re tired, scared, and lost. They just want to sit back and not think. They want to be told what to do. They accept being told where to […]

Forget Banning Bossy. Be A Boss Instead.

First, Sheryl Sandberg asked women to lean in, and I’m all for that. Now, she’s asking people to ban the word bossy from their vocabulary, and I just can’t get behind it. First of all, there’s not enough research to confirm that the word bossy is indeed correlated to discouraging young girls from becoming leaders. […]

Why Friendships Are Hard to Maintain After College

Friendships change as a post-graduate.  This seems to be a running theme for everyone who has been through the education system for over 15 years.  Friendships that were formed through the forging of classrooms tend to fall apart on the wayside.  This is not caused by arguments or disagreements (though some are).  Most friendships after […]