I can assure you, with absolute certainty, that every single person reading this sentence knows or IS a woman who has been spoken to or touched in an unsolicited, unpleasant, […]
The day before my flight out of Shanghai, I spent 4.5 hours cleaning every corner of a four-story guesthouse until my hands blistered, and it’s one of the most rewarding experiences […]
Two days ago, I celebrated my sixteen-month anniversary with the love of my life. Today, it’s my birthday. In two days, it’s Valentines Day. He’s currently in Columbus, Georgia, watching […]
The highlight of my summer thus far is volunteering as a camp counselor for a week at Camp Cuyamaca in East San Diego County, an annual charity camp funded by […]
Where do I start? It has been a week since I’ve been in Shanghai, and already it feels like a lifetime has passed. First, allow me to apologize for my […]
I found this photograph while surfing the internet today. It hit me hard and fast.
I have always felt imprisoned, I had realized that the source of my frustrations spawn from me and me alone, yet I have never realized, in one succinct sentence, just what trapped me.
It makes sense.
I believe I am destined for greatness, and thus each day I spend bored, unaccomplished, and watching the hours tick away I die a little more inside. At the same time, I don’t try as hard as I can or should. I rely excessively on faith, on the vague belief that I will accomplish something one day, that I will not fail.
Thus I am trapped by the hope of escape, and merely hoping. I am trapped by a wish that overwhelms me so much that it has caused me to do nothing but wish.
AI believe help will come one day. I keep waiting for miracles
People who know me well know I am prone to existential crises. “Hi, how’s your day?” “Fine, I’m having trouble figuring out the significance of my existence in this universe […]
The early evening sun bathes the streets in gold, I hop out of the passenger seat of Uncle’s minivan, round to the sliding side doors, take the bags from his […]