It’s Okay To Not Be Excited

I’M GRADUATING! Am I suppose to be excited? Honestly I’m not. For me it’s just going to be another day. And I’ve made piece with that fact. I use to feel bad because everyone would be excited and I would just be there thinking something is wrong with me. For most people graduation is anContinue reading “It’s Okay To Not Be Excited”

Empathy

Empath Definition:  a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual. My definition: being one with your emotions and everyone else’s to the point you get overwhelmed by trying to be everyone’s superhero and keep a smile on your face. It’s exhausting being empath. It’s exhausting having toContinue reading “Empathy”

Where It All Began

Looking back I don’t think there wasn’t exactly one defining moment when I decided I wanted to be a journalist and that I wanted to write. I always loved writing. But there are three (plus a bonus) moments that have stuck with me. The first moment where I realize I had a possible creative mindContinue reading “Where It All Began”

So Carry On

It’s the little things. It’s the little things that keep us moving forward even when darkness clouds our minds and our hearts feel heavy with agony. It’s the simplicity of watching the sun paint the sky in shades of rose, scarlet and orange. It’s the sound of rain tapping on your window like the callContinue reading “So Carry On”

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”

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”

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”

You are Pretty

The craziest thing happen a few weeks ago. I was getting ready for my show, going full glam drama queen when I noticed one of my cast mates staring at me. I met her eyes and smiled. She immediately apologized and said, “you’re just so pretty and so amazing at makeup.” For a second IContinue reading “You are Pretty”

Happiness

Happiness comes in all shapes and forms It’s something we’re all tirelessly searching for. We search for it so much we blind ourselves to how it even looks. We think that to find happiness we need a special map to uncover its complexity when in fact it’s quite simple. Most people think you can onlyContinue reading “Happiness”