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Overcoming the Immense Grip of a Habit Escaping Procrastination Audio “You may delay, but time will not.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Will Simon It's eleven pm, and I'm sitting at my desk trying to think of something deep to say. I feel my internal body temperature rise, as I begin to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
The Only "You" is the Authentic You “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Will Simon The process of creating this video has definitely been an eye-opening one. This assignment took marginally longer than I had first anticipated. I went into... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
Self Reflection is the Only Way One can Grow “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley Will Simon I want a world where people shine for who they are, not for whom they portray themselves... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
How One Little Action Can Impact Your Life "The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out" ~Thomas B Macaulay Will Simon Character traits are the most important part of oneself. Listening to my parent’s directions was a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
Space is the Most Influential Support Beam to the Friendship Itself "Love is granting another the space to be the way they are and the way they are not" ~ Werner Erhard Will Simon Sometimes it’s okay to let go. Sometimes you and someone else just need a break. Whether... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
Wow, Fitz, this was an incredible piece. Not only were you able to get your point across in a united way, but you were also able to grasp and keep my attention all the way through the piece. Your comparison to being a proclaimed "essay writer" to being able to "cook awesome hot-dogs" was a very interesting and unique way to portray how essays are perceived by the public. In addition, the way you are able to put so much power into a single sentence (especially the sentence about how essay came from the french "essaei" - meaning to try) is continuously astounding. Keep up the outstanding work!
The voice in this piece is very creative and interesting. I enjoy the fact that, as long as you stay relatively on topic, your piece can be an "essay". The fun voice throughout this blog post made it easy to read, but also gave it an extra pinch of excitement. Keep up the good work!
Unsuccessful Attempts are Not the End of The World "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" ~Winston Churchill Life Isn't Fair Audio Will Simon The May rain poured down onto us as the grey-black clouds brushed the tips of the tall,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
Overthinking Something Small Could Ruin Something Big “Don't get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn't even exist in the first place.” ~ Jayson Engay Will Simon I stand offstage left as the curtain slowly but surely moves along its track revealing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
The Gift of Familiarity “I live in my own little world. But it's okay, they know me here.” ~ Lauren Myracle This is the Place I Go Audio By Will Simon There is a place I go, Where the withering wheat stalks flow— In the wind howling to the east,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
One Simple Action can Save You from a Lifetime of Hurt "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway." ~ Kent M. Keith Will Simon Forgiveness is like climbing a mountain— at first it seems impossible to do, but once it is done you feel like the king of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
The Power of Empathy “All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.” ~Samantha Power Will Simon Marginalizing another person does not make yourself better. I witnessed this fact firsthand at a Christmas party in my hometown two and a half years ago. Kathy wasn’t used to being made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
The Memories only it can Resurrect “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” – George Eliot Will Simon It only takes a few bars of a song to be transported through a lifetime. I cannot hear a certain drum rhythm without being taken back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 2021 Simon, William
Motivation is your biggest ally “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~William Faulkner Will Simon Anything can motivate someone. Whether it be friends, situations, or in my case, the natural serenity. The pure natural beauty of the Costa Rican mountainside... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at 2021 Simon, William
You can’t do Everything on Your Own "All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." ~Earl Nightingale Will Simon Takings risks is a very difficult task. Without my friends, I wouldn’t have taken nearly as many risks in life. My... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at 2021 Simon, William
The Ability to Learn is Precious “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” ~Frank Zappa Will Simon Having a close mind will never lead you to anything. I went into “Through the Tunnel” with a narrow-mind and heart; however, as the story progressed,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at 2021 Simon, William
Being Boring is Sometimes Great “There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” ~ G.K. Chesterton Will Simon Special places don’t need to be exotic. Mudrooms are often thought of as dull areas of a building— not a place for warm conversations and laughter. However; I can attest to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at 2021 Simon, William
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