Stepping Out of the Sun

I've written about depression, about suicidality, about self-harm, about generalized anxiety, about panic disorders, about eating disorders, about insomnia, and about OCD, among other tidbits of my life. It can be a lot. Each one of these topics is a rabbit hole that even I don't know how to navigate, if I get down too … Continue reading Stepping Out of the Sun

The Lord of the Rings: Another Fangirl Essay

Hello! Here's a little free discourse that I wrote earlier this year on one of my favorite artists of all time - an artist in the sense of a maker of worlds, and in the sense of vision and imagination. It's been over a year and a half since I threw myself in wholeheartedly into … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: Another Fangirl Essay

Thoughts on Turning 18

Today is special because it is a celebration of growing up. It’s a day of thankfulness and gratitude, to my parents, to life, and to knowledge. Today I am publishing this because I have spent eighteen years in the universe that we call existence. Sometimes I look around and wonder, what sort of world is this that my parents … Continue reading Thoughts on Turning 18

Repeat after me: “I am more than a number.”

For many former and current high-schoolers, this week has been a highly anticipated revealing, a moment of truth. There have been disappointments, there have been surprises, and there have been satisfied and gloomy ejaculations of these words: "I knew it!" But at this point, the numbers don't really matter anymore. It's all behind us - … Continue reading Repeat after me: “I am more than a number.”

睿 – On ‘Wisdom’

With T-minus 7 days till graduation, if you're like me, you're reflecting on what to do with this newfound freedom. If you haven't discovered it already, you will soon find that with no responsibilities, there is no meaning in procrastination anymore, and/or that binge-watching TV leaves you feeling immensely unfulfilled. Even books, exercise, music, and … Continue reading 睿 – On ‘Wisdom’