I can’t even imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t made the decision to leave Mississippi & move to Chicago four years ago—BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MYSELF. Don’t get me wrong, Mississippi is a great place and will ALWAYS be home. I will forever be grateful for the values and morals instilled in me, and the opportunities that were afforded. I would not be the person I am today without Mississippi. But I wasn’t made for it..that life wasn’t for me. I had too many dreams, too many goals, too many aspirations, and too many things to accomplish to be held back by a place and people who didn’t understand me. I lived everyday feeling constrained. I didn’t fit and I couldn’t understand why. And then I looked around and I realized…there wasn’t one person whose life I wanted. Not one. I knew I had to leave if I were ever going to live a life that I aspired to. Four years later, I live every day of my life, with all of the good moments and the bad moments, wanting MY life. And that is a phenomenal feeling. #blessed #dontbeafraidofchange #dowhatsrightforyou #ileftandineverlookedback
There isn’t a person on this earth that isn’t terribly sad about something. Remember that before you open your mouth.
“Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning,” he wrote in the same email. “I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me.”
And in case you were wondering, those online courses include neuroscience classes.
On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the GOP is doubling down on its anti-abortion strategy.
Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….
Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.
This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW