Personal Journal

I am a Refugee. And I’m an American.

In another life, I might have been poor. I might have been malnourished. I might have worked long days to make $14 a month. I might have grown up in a post-war environment and been one of the 100,000 people killed from undetonated landmines. I might have struggled under a repressive government.

But I didn’t. It’s all because of the sacrifice of others on my part. I am in the top 1% of the richest people in the world. And I don’t deserve any of it.

What Should I Be Doing in My 30’s?

A lot of people go through some kind of life stage crisis when they turn 30. Youth is idealized in your twenties, and hitting that 3-0 is seen as going downhill. I’m not experiencing much of that. I think I hit my first life crisis at 25 – you know, the whole quarter century thing. Instead, I’m pretty optimistic and want to share what I’m hoping to do.

I Think I’ll Write a Book

Writing a book has always been something I’ve wanted to do. Not because I love writing, nor is it because I read a lot of books. In fact, I absolutely hate writing. And reading through books is a challenge for me. More accurately, I like the idea of writing a book, but dread act of doing it.

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