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
When fending off darkness and jadedness is resistance, you walk as if your joints are sandpaper. There's a constant ache in a part of your body you can't quite pinpoint. Every time you smile, you throw the bags under your eyes into relief. You still smile with your eyes, though. There's tension in the tangling vines that grow … Continue reading Resisting
I suppose being a speaker at a TEDx event makes it so I have a commitment to follow through with; a commitment to the very foundation of TED: to use it as well as my life as a platform to inspire positive change. I can talk at length about my "idea that can change the … Continue reading TEDxYouthDay – My dream
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with need for Boston. I can’t sleep, even though I’m fatigued, I can’t rest though I need rest. I’m just reinforced with this desire, this all-encompassing motivation to do something, anything that will make me feel as if I’ve secured that part of my future.The fact that I’ve seen Boston for myself - … Continue reading Short Note – Dreaming about Boston
I've noticed that a lot of the time, people associate optimism with ignorance, a certain dullness around the edges that is attributed to the simple-minded. Maybe it's because intelligence has long been associated with hedonistic lifestyles, a brooding charm, depression and even suicide. It's unfortunate because not everyone can make the distinction between blind and … Continue reading Intelligent optimism
I've been trying to figure out how to write this blog post for about...a week now, I suppose. Now that I have a lovely eight days till my next and final exam, I think I should sit down and start typing and hope for the best. My self-esteem's been taking a kick lately. I internalize … Continue reading Don’t internalize negativity!
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?