I have 432,894 things to do by the end of this weekend. That's a precise calculation, I promise. According to my Google calendar, I'm supposed to have accomplished 56,273 of them by today. But it's 3 o'clock, and I've accomplished one. For a while, I was a bit disappointed at this realization, you know? One … Continue reading The Myth of Productivity
Since the overwhelmingly successful online launch of my career consultancy, Consult Crystal, I’ve had to change my social media presence. This is just business. If I’m going to gain more followers on Instagram, then I have to, well, be on Instagram a lot. I have to constantly curate content for my stories, add tips to … Continue reading What is Success, Anyway?
I started my 2018 by receiving one of the most heartfelt emails I've ever seen. A sophomore at the University of Michigan had stumbled upon my blog and decided to take the time to tell lil ol' me that I'd helped inspire her from afar. Here's the main part of the message. In addition to … Continue reading 2018 – More Representation and Less Regret
This is Andrea. Andrea is dope. What's even more dope about Andrea is the fact that we still remain friends after meeting by chance at an amazing event last summer, called Google BOLD Immersion. I wasn't exactly sure that I'd ever see her again, being that she lives 1,000 miles away from me in New … Continue reading Short Trips and Long Friendships
As everyone within a 1,000 mile radius of Gainesville knows, Richard Spencer will be speaking on the University of Florida's campus tomorrow. Some people are committed to protesting the event. Some say that it's "free speech." Some are concerned about their safety and will not be on campus that day. It'd be redundant to talk … Continue reading It’s Okay to Sit This One Out, Or Not.
This is Hurricane Irma. With winds of up to 185 miles per hour, sustained for over 24 hours, she is one of the most powerful storms to ever emerge from the Atlantic Ocean. While us Floridians are still unclear about where she's headed, she's already passed through the northeastern Caribbean islands and destroyed about 90% of … Continue reading On Having Anxiety During One of the Most Powerful Atlantic Storms Ever
Over the past few months, I've taken a really intentional break from all things digital. I really wanted to get in tune with my internal self so I could figure out what I wanted out out of school, work, love, and life as a whole. I'm not quite sure if I know exactly what's going … Continue reading What is the Good Life?
Daniel Clayton, 22, Senior at the University of Florida "For me, it's about knowing that I never have to explain myself to anyone. I occupy a somewhat strange space as a queer black man, especially one in a STEM major. It's hard to find that delicate balance between standing up for yourself and making sure … Continue reading What’s Your Why? Week 2
I'm black and I'm a student at the University of Florida, that should make me a part of Black UF, right? Seemingly, yes. However, we all know that differing social hierarchies, political structures, and cliques of friends make it easy for some students to get lost in the midst of what's supposed to be your … Continue reading Bridging Black UF