As we begin to reshape and repurpose technology year by year to be more user friendly and versatile for the end user, we should think about the consequences of its rapidly spreading application in our everyday lives more thoroughly. Technology is making our lives easier through adapting and learning behavior and gathering data for purposes of improved performance. However, these boons come with a risk; we become more vulnerable to cyber attacks if we let our guard down.
The morning air lends its icy touch to my skin as I prepare my tacklebox and fishing rod in anticipation of a long one-on-one with nature and my own thoughts. This has become a ritual for me that I built during a time where I struggled with motivation. The simple act of fishing has undergone an evolution of meaning in my life and taught me lessons which I now apply to almost all aspects of it.
Starting a new job would be considered a milestone for most people. For me, living with an anxiety disorder has hindered me from enjoying the attainment of many milestones in the past. With the help of medication and therapy, my ability to cope with anxiety in a new environment has decreased exponentially.