About

Delaney Burgess

Delaney Burgess is currently a Senior at Purdue University planning to graduate in May of 2018 with a degree from the Brian Lamb School Of Communications with a minor in Organizational Leadership Studies. Aside from her work in the classroom, Delaney is actively running a non-profit organization she started in 2010 called NGU Tribe. NGU Tribe supports a school called DBOS, located in Liberia, West Africa. Delaney works closely with the principal of DBOS to manage and raise necessary funds for operations of the facility to ensure the students receive the highest quality education possible.

Delaney is currently employed at Whiskey Riff (whiskeyriff.com) and works as the Managing Editor. In addition to her daily articles published for Whiskey Riff, Delaney’s writing can also be seen on her personal blog called Reckless Riser and other various blogs such as Thought Catalog. Delaney likes writing about a little bit of everything including but not limited to dating, family, friends, college, music, drinking, food, adult-ing, lifehacks, DIY tricks, video/music reviews, and beyond.

About Reckless Riser…

Reckless Riser is a blog that seeks to inspire, motivate, encourage, and entertain others. By covering music, life, love, faith, and much more, Reckless Riser will create passion and determination within our readers to never give up, to love others, and to live each day to the fullest.

The inspiration for this blog’s name came from Delaney’s favorite adjective, ‘Reckless’, and her life motto, ‘Never Give Up’. After breaking it down and looking at each word sepraratley, Delaney discovered a name that clicked.

Reckless: careless, thoughtless, or daring

Riser: boost, breakthrough, climb, upswing, or hike

By putting the words reckless and riser together, Delaney immediately saw the goal of her blog in a name. Reckless Riser paints a picture of a person who chases their dreams, perseveres even when times are hard, and carelessly, without a second thought about it, RISES up and makes the tough climb to get where they are meant to be. A Reckless Riser is a fighter full of passion with a heart of gold. 

Country music artist, Dierks Bentley’s song, “Riser” sums up the qualities of a riser…

” I’m a trier. I’m a get down low so I can lift you higher. An army couldn’t keep down my desire.”

“I’m a RISER. I’m a get up off the ground, don’t run and hider. Pushing comes a-shovin’ hey I’m a figher. When darkness comes to town, I’m a lighter, a get out aliver, out of the fire. Survivor.” 

Now put the word reckless in front of that and there’s absolutely no stopping that kind of person. Become a RECKLESS RISER.