Hello everyone, my name is Nathanael Boorsma. I am currently a Master’s student of Higher Education at University of Michigan’s School of Education. I am among the first in my family to attend college and now have a passion for helping others discover their best self!
My history began in 1995. I have 2 older brothers and 2 older sisters who are now all happily married. In 2000, we moved from inner city Grand Rapids, to Byron Center, a developing, small, rural town several miles south of the city. Our country home was where I was raised. I could not have asked for anything better. Following graduation from the shitshow (that is high school) in 2013, I decided to attend Grand Rapids Community College where I discovered a deep appreciation for learning. I excelled in my academics, insomuch that I was able to transfer to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the Fall of 2015. I majored in Psychology, conducted 2+ years of educational research, joined a fraternity, and embraced the traditional college student experience. I graduated with the bicentennial class of 2017 and will continue my education at UM as a Master’s student in Higher Education. Following graduation, I hope to return to Grand Rapids to work (preferably) at a community college while exploring business opportunities on the side.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors goofing around with friends. When possible, I enjoy going on nature adventures, boating with friends, going up to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and driving ORV’s. When I am stuck indoors, you can find me browsing the internet, going to the gym, reading books, playing video games, or writing.
I wanted to start a blog mostly because I wanted a platform where I was encouraged to write down my thoughts, questions, feelings, and experiences. I am not a confrontational person, so do not expect bold, outlandish opinions from me. However, you can expect me to spark conversations on a huge range of topics. This was and is difficult for me to do in college, so I hope this blog gives me a safer platform to be speak from. I believe I bring an interesting personality to a web space saturated with established bloggers and writers. I hope my readers can identify with my curiosity and inquisitiveness and are inspired to ask more questions in order to learn, and ultimately to grow. Finally, I hope I can pass along some of the things I have learned along my journey, to others.
In a sentence, I hope my experiences, thoughts, and questions, inspire and challenge my readers to be more curious, think critically, and appreciate the process of learning and growing.