the why

amidst my CPA studying days and feelings of inadequacy... it's articles like these that serve as a reminder, stir up inspiration, and stimulate gratitude. This article doesn't say anything special... but somehow it reminds me that there is a greater purpose for my education and experiences in life. I don't want to get all political on you... but basically the article touches on the fact that Haiti is in dire need of education and entrepreneurship. The exact two things that I have been slaving over for the past five years of my life. In exactly two weeks I will walk the stage to accept my diploma:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting (emphasis in Entrepreneurial Leadership).

There are countless times when I sit in the library, coffee shop, or at my desk and look to the heavens with fists raised and cry, "WHY?!?"

this is why. Not because education or a degree is the next step in life. Not because it's something that you have to do in order to climb the social ladder. Not because it's the pathway to a "successful life and comfortable lifestyle."

today I've been reminded of the why: to be equipped.

I have to be honest and admit that I don't know exact uses of this "equipment." I have ideas. I have dreams. However, that's not the point. The point is that I am being equipped. Equipped with skills and useful tools in order that I may be poured out and used.

That's the reason why. Thanks Haiti. I'm reminded, inspired, and grateful.


  1. It will be exciting to watch how God continues to use you!
    Love, Aunt Mimi

  2. I have truly enjoyed your blogs. They have breathed life into me and it has been such a pleasure watching you grow spiritually; the two of you. It's aspiring and I just wanted to let you guys know that I appreciate the refreshing words. It's so cool reading this blog, in particular, because I will be leaving for a mission trip to South Africa in less than a week! Eeeek! This message really helped me put things into perspective, so I thank you. Hope all is well with the new home in Houston! Praying for you guys and hope to see ya sooner than later!