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
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
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
During my last year of high school, I rediscovered how much I really liked reading. Here are some of the titles I read, with my ratings. I wish I could write reviews on them all, but the ones rated five stars are the ones I really highly recommend! And I would love to discuss any and … Continue reading Senior Year Reading List
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.”
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’
There are moments in our life when we come across something, whether it be an object, person, book, movie, piece of music, or sport, and wonder, Where has this been all my life? We feel like we have been missing out on so much and rejoice over the discovery.
"The Alchemist" is similar to "The Little Prince" and "Candide" - all are very simple stories integrated with profound life lessons.