“He who knows himself knows his Creator”

It is through my writing that I learn the most about myself.
It is through my reflections that I hope to know better my Creator.

“I exist as I am, that is enough. If no other in the world be aware, I sit content. And if each and all be aware, I sit content.” (Leaves of Grass)

On life’s journey for twenty-five years. Born and raised in New Jersey. I am the child of books. Nature is the reset button to my soul. My heart is in the mountains, my lungs crave fresh air. There are few things better than a cup of tea. There are even fewer things better than sharing the company of those who prefer the Secrets of life (or else alone). My loving and supportive family is the greatest mercy I will never be able to say enough thanks for. I am always looking forward to the next adventure – meeting and working with people and exploring different corners of the world. At the end of the day, there is no better companion than a good book.

I firmly believe that we get what we put into the Universe. Our destiny is of our own making. It takes courage to be Just, with yourself and others. There is power in vulnerability. To love and to be kind are two choices you will never regret making. There is beauty and wisdom in every struggle— there would be no purpose in existence without it. And though my knowledge is limited, I Trust that the leaves of my life will bud, die, and fall exactly where and when they are meant to be.

The point of view which I am struggling to attack is perhaps related to the metaphysical theory of the substantial unity of the soul: for my meaning is, that the poet has, not a “personality” to express, but a particular medium, which is only a medium and not a personality, in which impressions and experiences combine in peculiar and unexpected ways. Impressions and experiences which are important for the man may take no place in the poetry, and those which become important in the poetry may play quite a negligible part in the man, the personality. -TS Eliot, Tradition & The Individual Talent

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B.A. English Literature (The College of New Jersey), 2016
M.A. Strategic Communication (Rowan University, candidate)