Gratitude

I spent the winter months wishing for spring, thinking it would bring the clarity and rejuvenation I needed. But when spring came, I hardly took the time to appreciate it. Instead, I focused on other things that I was lacking, on perceived personal failures, and on all of my doubts. But in one brief, albeit … More Gratitude

Why I don’t care about sports or nationalism

Lately, as the World Cup has been unfolding, I’ve been approached by many people who think that I will care that a certain team is winning or losing. My background is Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. It’s almost an immediate assumption that I’ll want to know the scores, or what team is staying/leaving. It astonishes me … More Why I don’t care about sports or nationalism

An open letter to the person who’s brought me down the most

Hey, You’re up. Can’t sleep again? That sucks. I’ve been meaning to talk to you about some stuff. You said I’m worthless. And it really got to me. I’ve been feeling down for several years.¬†And I know you’re repeating what others told me, or showed me through their treatment of me. But it hurts more … More An open letter to the person who’s brought me down the most