When do we know when it's time to let go? When all other options are exhausted? When another opportunity comes our way? These are the easy scenarios, but what about the in-betweens? What about the goodbyes that don't come packaged with new hellos? How do we deal with uncertainty? We all grapple with a fear … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Say Hello
Is Love Only Meaningful If It Lasts?
Love is the greatest paradox of humanity. It has the power to cause both great joy and great pain. It both gives life meaning and strips it of its purpose. We all are searching for our lover, our soulmate, the other piece of the puzzle. We're looking for that group of friends that laughs at … Continue reading Is Love Only Meaningful If It Lasts?
Doing Everything, Being Everywhere, Pleasing Everyone, All At Once
I am a workaholic. There was a time in my life when I prided that statement, just like how teenage boys proudly tout that they scored high on the narcissism test. Out of all the addictions to be seduced by, overworking clearly can't be the worst of them, right? Honestly, at surface value, it's not … Continue reading Doing Everything, Being Everywhere, Pleasing Everyone, All At Once
The Deception of Perception: Idolization of Strangers
By Riya Cyriac Hello dear friends on the internet, we meet again in this faceless, virtual reality. In such a faceless, virtual reality, we try to fill the gaps of knowledge. We crave to know people, but we don't even know the true depths of a person until you are living inside their body and … Continue reading The Deception of Perception: Idolization of Strangers
The Gap Between What I Want and What I Have
CURRENTLY: I am writing a scholarship essay for a program that I really love, but it's due quite soon. Like in two days soon. So I need a brain break to distract me from the impending doom. *** The gap between what I want and what I have. If that sounds deep to you, I'm … Continue reading The Gap Between What I Want and What I Have
A Morning of Mourning
I am mourning my liberty, not simply liberty to live but liberty to naively believe this land could be kind to me. I was wrong. - I am mourning my naivety I thought that four years of sheer ignorance was enough to prevent another four years of catastrophe, I was wrong. - I am mourning … Continue reading A Morning of Mourning
Starting Your Story Off With A Bang
My favorite types of story entrances are these "bang" ones. I want to be thrown into the action immediately, get set in the tone and conflict of the story. It's beginnings like these that keep me reading, while other entrances don't pull me as well. What is a "bang" entry, you ask? The Bang: a … Continue reading Starting Your Story Off With A Bang
I Used to Like Looking Unhealthy, And Here’s Why.
I stare at the blinking cursor on my screen, wanting to move but not having the energy to do it. My head whirred in a daze as if I had little birds flying over it, and my eyes ached. This, three years ago, was my idea of how a successful, busy person looked. I was … Continue reading I Used to Like Looking Unhealthy, And Here’s Why.
Why “instapoetry” is Doing Better Than “Traditional Poetry”
Disclaimer: this is my opinon from my personal findings For the past couple of years, there has been an swell in the consumption and creation of poetry, and as an aspiring poet myself, I wanted to get to the bottom of it. From a general perspective, the answer is simple, and doesn't require a research … Continue reading Why “instapoetry” is Doing Better Than “Traditional Poetry”
You Are Not A Leader
You are not a leader. No, not even you who founded a non-profit or you who is president of a club at your school. I know, it's a brazen statement from a fellow subpar-leader like myself, but the statement still stands. Let me explain. If you are the person in the group project who does … Continue reading You Are Not A Leader