“more luck than brains”

The title is a reference to a discussion with Ana Menendez, a Cuban-American author that came and spoke to our class about her work, In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, and about her career in general. She describes the events of her professional career as a combination of luck and laziness, and was extremely funny, inspiring, and encouraging. She’s also a Fullbright fellow here at AUC, and a writer-in-residence.
This class is incredible for me in a way that a class hasn’t been in quite sometime. It’s not particularly challenging in a conventional sense, but it has made me think very critically about the direction of my life and making sure that it includes things that challenge, inspire, and motivate me to do something with my time. Insha’allah.


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