I imagine the hardest part of living through a war is not being able to see the enemy as anything but just that; an enemy. I imagine the other hardest part of living through a war is realizing you had no stake in it until your way of living was turned into a small pile … Continue reading The old Lie
I realize my last few blog posts have been a little more depressing than I usually put out. I try and imbue optimism in everything I write, because there's enough sadness going around without me adding to it. And yet, here I am. I forced myself to take a social media hiatus after some encouragement … Continue reading Long note: honest despair
Stuck inside on this snowy, snowy day, I find myself mulling over my future and accepting, unwillingly, what I have been denying for quite a few years: Knowing what field I want to be in does not, in fact, amount to knowing what I want to do with my life; moreover, knowing I have plenty of … Continue reading Short note: fraud
Right now, it's the 22nd of September. I moved to Boston on the 20th of August, a little more than a month ago; in four days, it'll have been a month since I moved into Northeastern. So much has happened since I moved to this city: I met up with old friends, finally met a … Continue reading Short note: Reflection
Home is where I hang my hat - and maybe it's the fact that my hats have found perches in various corners of my new bedroom, but I have never felt like an alien in 119 Light Hall. I am greeted by familiar things; my roommate's lacrosse stick; our microfridge deluged by various teas and … Continue reading Update
In all honesty, I've had a pretty good life. I've had a few traumas that I would rather not talk about but then, everyone does. I feel like I'm in a position of privilege when I talk about my optimism and my hope; but really, it's a disposition you acquire as you grow older. Sometimes. … Continue reading What do you do?