"Who Am I, What Matters, What Am I Good At" Kingston's Journal #26

Teaching includes teaching yourself who you really are Recently I watched an interesting Youtube video that was about the advice an older person would give to their 20 something self. He compared this life stage as akin to running a series of experiments to answer 3 questions rather then trying to get the most prestige … Continue reading "Who Am I, What Matters, What Am I Good At" Kingston's Journal #26

Persistence or a Waste of Time? Kingston's Journal #22

Whether you're giving it your all or beating your heading against the wall, sometimes the line is blurred. https://youtu.be/m6kDpO3TV_0 Darn near 2 months ago, I talked about how I felt burnout from the monotony of teaching English in Thailand. I still feel that boredom and unhappiness. I've been trying to block out these feelings or … Continue reading Persistence or a Waste of Time? Kingston's Journal #22

Always Engage on Your Terms: Kingston's Journal #20

In any conflict, you want the odds to be on your side. https://youtu.be/82Djb-5UM7k I got some interesting comments from one of the students at my school on my YouTube Channel. The details of it are irrelevant for the topic of this post, the point is, I've discovered I'm not fully mature yet. I was going … Continue reading Always Engage on Your Terms: Kingston's Journal #20

What is Comfortable Must Be Discarded: Kingston's Journal #19

Rick Grimes "Don't look back, just keep walking." I remember two and a half years ago when I was an accounting intern in Rome, NY. One of the supervisors was talking to me about how work at the federal government doesn't pay the most, but its "comfortable." At the time I was still dead set … Continue reading What is Comfortable Must Be Discarded: Kingston's Journal #19

Becoming a Better Speaker: Kingston's Journal #14

Your persona when people listen to you is equally important to what you say. https://youtu.be/Wb6dlZg7rjI A couple of weeks ago, I finally worked up the courage (and realized I haven't done this yet) to watch some old videos of my speech class I took in the spring of 2016. It was supposed to be my … Continue reading Becoming a Better Speaker: Kingston's Journal #14

How to Save a Life: Kingston's Journal #7

A meaningful life is a life lived for others. https://youtu.be/j76yDxJtsAQ "Who did I help, what did I learn." I stumbled upon this little piece of advice yesterday on a YouTube video I watched last night about advice they would give to someone younger. I believe what you learn and who you help are interlinked as … Continue reading How to Save a Life: Kingston's Journal #7

Kingston's Journal: How I'm Recapturing Lost Youth

A photoshopped memory is better than no snapshot at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PxIjfmzn90 Auditioning for a talent show yesterday was no big deal to me. The kung fu demo I did was something I've done hundreds of times before, sure I'm a bit rusty as its been a while, but still. What is important is auditioning is … Continue reading Kingston's Journal: How I'm Recapturing Lost Youth

Kingston's Journal: The Day of Giving

Thanksgiving for some, Thursday to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2a9Qp5y4yU Thanksgiving day alone, the first one lone. Honestly it feels like just another Thursday to me. This reminds me of a Rocky I quote, "It's thanksgiving to you, Thursday to me." As a young man, it don't matter much to me, in 5 years though, things need to … Continue reading Kingston's Journal: The Day of Giving

Kingston’s Journal: Down on One Knee

An eight count ain't a knockout. https://youtu.be/8cIAkV1RE0M Quite honestly, I'm feeling burnt out from teaching these kids in Thailand. Not only are lessons feeling monotonous, but managing tweens has been giving me a real headache. I've been feeling a light headedness during afternoon classes like I'm about to pass out. Part of it I think … Continue reading Kingston’s Journal: Down on One Knee

Kingston’s Journal: Remembering High School

To effectively communicate a message to someone,.you must first understand where their coming from. I just watched a Key and Peele episode today about a parody of teachers. The section that really stood out to me was the part where a class was portrayed. The teacher asks a question and a bunch of students raise … Continue reading Kingston’s Journal: Remembering High School