Pressure creates precious things. We sweat, love, live, and laugh;
It’s entirely cliche of me to write “If I can do it, anyone can do it.” After all, a lot of people say and write that and the truth of the matter is that’s not really the case in most instances.
In my time traveling around my district, I have the opportunity to observe, interact, and admire many of the wonderful aspects of Northwest Indiana. Chief among them is our educational system. Every day we have students, instructors and administrators working their hardest to ensure a quality education is provided to students across the region.
I have had to do a lot of thinking lately, and a lot of these thoughts have come with realizations that have been difficult to accept. I will spare you the minute details of these situations and realizations but they all boil down to the concept that life is to be lived and not survived until you die.
Perogi Fest, where have you been all my life? I have lived in NWI for 20 years and this year was my first time attending the Pierogi Festival of Whiting, IN. I had been living under a rock this whole time, I know. I guess I just never got around to it. Fortunately, I decided to go this year.
The Olympics are just around the corner. You can take your swimming, your gymnastics, and your 100-meter dash. I’m psyched to watch Team USA basketball beat everyone by 100 points every game.
Odds are that as you're reading this I'm stumbling down a crowded street in search of a 30-something-year-old man dressed like a dumpling and wearing a giant chef’s hat.
Northwest Indiana is rich in many ways. We have a tremendous resource in Lake Michigan, we have a great cultural landscape filled with music, art, and theatre. We have an active population that takes advantage of the trails and roads to stay active and healthy.
Becoming an adult is not easy, plain and simple. Those last few years of high school are terrifying, and you are required to make many decisions that are going to affect the rest of your life at such a young, vulnerable age. Like many, when I was graduating, I had virtually no idea what I wanted to do the rest of my life. So I took the first step – furthering my education.