Today

I am a planner. It seems like I’m almost always looking ten steps ahead to where I’m headed to… sometimes my mind is years ahead of my body. A little visibility can be a good thing, but the problem is that squinting to see too far ahead of where you’re…

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Glass

There are times when I wish that I was bulletproof. Life can be confusing, weird, and painful sometimes, and it would be really nice to feel impervious to that. I’ve never been one who’s been great at separating herself from her emotions, no matter how much I would love to…

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Unpacking

How do you describe an experience that completely changed the way you see the world? How do you explain what it’s like to feel as if you’re completely drained of yourself and just made up of emotion? How do you put into words something that you’re still trying to mentally…

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Come As You Are

There are times when I really struggle with my self-perception. I get caught up in a whirlwind of worry about how my peers are perceiving and judging me, because the unfortunate fact of the matter is that perception and judgment are parts of humanity. We assess and assign labels to…

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Me Too

This week, I left for my first international trip– on my own. As I packed my bags and scrambled around with last-minute details, it made me realize something: you are never too old to need your mom. As much as I rolled my eyes at every “did you remember this?”…

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