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
This is how I drink water: I go hours without thinking about it. I feel weaker and weaker, but at no point do I tell myself, “hey, you could really use some water. It’s been hours since you last quenched your thirst.” I let the hustle and bustle of everyday life, my thoughts, my feelings … More Sometimes, I forget to drink water
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
There are facets of modern society that irk me. I’m not sure how I’d change them if I could, or if I’m the only one who feels this way, but they make me feel like a lost little alien who got stranded on a planet she doesn’t understand. And worse, I find myself behaving and … More Top 3 things I hate about living in the modern age
I feel like most people in this era don’t understand the concept of effort when it comes to relationships. Most people seem to think it implies taking someone out to dinner. Buying them something. It doesn’t. Effort is simply trying to be there for each other, no matter what obstacles might be in the way. … More Effort: a dying concept?
I’m not sure if I have a fear of airplanes or things that put me in a situation where I completely lack control. When I was younger, I didn’t really fear them. But in the past few years, the fear grew and developed into something that prevented me from travelling even though I really wanted … More Airplanes (a travel blog)
Sometimes I get so consumed in the darkness that I don’t even realize I’m dwelling inside it. In the past few months, I’ve been very sad. And I created a permanent residence inside the sadness. I almost forgot what it feels like to be happy. I began to convince myself that this is all there … More Leaving a dark place
You know what happens to people who constantly get hurt by others? They start to believe that maybe they deserve this. Maybe they’re not good enough. Maybe it’s their fault. They don’t hate anyone who hurt them. Instead, they just start hating themselves. They think, “it must be my fault because I got myself in … More Are you a lone wolf too?
Typically when someone asks me this question I give the standard response: good. I feel that most people don’t really want to know the truth – most people don’t care to hear some long-winded story about the flurry of emotions I might be feeling at any given time. Nor do they necessarily want to know … More How are you?
Part 1: Her mind. Her mind was like the ocean. Often calm, beautifully sparkling under the sun, the waves gently falling in peaceful harmony. But sometimes a storm would rage, and she would sit inside her small sailboat, holding on for dear life. And in that moment, it would become difficult to breathe. The water … More The ocean.