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
I don’t know what I believe in but some things are too intense to be extreme consequences. I can’t shake the feeling that the universe may be trying to tell me something by giving me signs. Sometimes these signs point to a message that isn’t easy to decode. Perhaps we might think it is trying … More Revelations: a lesson in karma
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
Have you ever encountered people with such strong opinions about a subject that you haven’t been able to make up your mind about? Is it bad to not have a set, inflexible perspective about everything? I personally think that it’s OK to not know what you think all the time. Maybe you haven’t gathered enough … More Do I have to have set opinions on everything?
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?
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
Some people say it’s possible to be alone but not feel lonely. I think being alone can be great when you truly need alone time. But feeling alone is entirely different. You can be surrounded by everyone you care about, or perhaps be in a room full of people you know or don’t know, and … More Feeling alone
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?