The Messy Art of Balance

I like to think that humans are becoming more like robots everyday. Imagine, most of us have a routine of waking up, eating, getting kids ready (if you have any), working, eating  (again) and sleeping (maybe). It’s the same thing every day. Clock in and clock out. It gets redundant. Some people work so hardContinue reading “The Messy Art of Balance”

Reflection

I’ve been reflecting a lot this week. I’ve been looking back on all the mistakes I’ve made and people I’ve met. It’s left me in a confused state of mind. Not many people know that that’s how I’ve been feeling. I’ve been feeling sad and empty. It’s quite complicated to describe really. It’s been thisContinue reading “Reflection”

Fear & Courage

She stops me in my tracks. My blood freezes and my heart stops. I lose control over my body and fear takes over my nervous system. My bones are paralyzed, my dreams stay locked in my head and opportunities fade away. Her name is fear and she is my ying. She whispers in my earContinue reading “Fear & Courage”

Creative Writing vs Journalism

Over a year ago I had to write a short paper on Journalism v. Creative Writing. I just about died at the thought of writing it. Here we have a paper where I have to write about my two worlds colliding. I loved creative writing ever since elementary school. But the amount of narrative essaysContinue reading “Creative Writing vs Journalism”

The Rise of Youth

When my mother was 12 years old she had to stop going to school. She had learned the basics of reading, writing and math more or less. But she had to stop her education because she had to help her family work on the farm. You heard me, a farm. She grew up in aContinue reading “The Rise of Youth”

Two Sides

I am 2 out of 1. I have two sides. One always hides.   1 ethnicity. 2 nationalities. Separated by a giant sea.   A foreigner in one. A misfit in the other. Where are my sisters and brothers?   My tongue is tied in confusion. Afraid to speak and make a mistake. I stayContinue reading “Two Sides”

Work to Live

My whole life I’ve been taught to get an education. That what matters is that I finish with my diploma and luckily in the area of what makes me happy. And while others for the most part are taught something similar it’s not easy. College is expensive. Books cost and arm and leg each semester.Continue reading “Work to Live”

The Pythagorean Theorem of Your 20s

I hate being in my 20s. I do. I really, really, really do. Your 20s are all about figuring out who you are, what you’re meant to do, where you’re meant to be, who’s going to be there for you and it freaking sucks. Because here’s the thing; you have this idea about how youContinue reading “The Pythagorean Theorem of Your 20s”

Influence

I’ve typed the same line five times unsure of how to begin. A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram asking what should I write about. A friend of mine had mentioned talking about culture and how it influences you. Now please don’t take any offense to anything that’s about to be said this isContinue reading “Influence”