I still don’t know how to be an adult (according to the internet)

There are a lot of things you realize during your 27th year—rent also means bills, you have to make appointments to meet friends, and by 25 you should be getting pap smears. The last one took an awkward conversation with my mother to realize. But they all had two things in common—time and money, two …

Lesson from the Couch: Don’t Burn Your House Down

I visited my therapist today. He said something peculiar after I droned on and on about how I hate the scars imprinted on my skin, the lines weaving their way around my waist and stomach. For half an hour; he listened, nodding along as I told stories about how I refuse to live inside this …

I’m trying to romanticize my life

Rather than new year resolutions, I decided to create new year revisions. Earlier this year, I dubbed 2022 as✨ my renaissance. ✨ Yes, it’s weird but if I view my life as a movie or the second act of a coming of age story then I might actually start liking it. So, I thought: “why …

Do not burn your house down

I visited my therapist today. He said something peculiar after I droned on and on about how I hate the scars imprinted on my skin, the lines weaving their way around my waist and stomach. For half an hour; he listened, nodding along as I told stories about how I refuse to live inside this …

Sanctuary of Bones & Flowers

I am not my tragedy. My trauma is not a mirror. I am more than the scars Vandalized on my skin. I am not a history book; Tracing back my past, Leaving remnants of my present. These pieces are not a reflection Of who I am or who I was. There is a scream choking …

Rebuilding My Home

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”Jean Shinoda Bolen Photo Credit: Vincent Benjamin Romero Only I can rebuild these broken bonesRestructure the faulty stairsMy feet dragged themselves uponAnd paint over the cracksMy hands touched and hit Only …

To The Voice (Breathless)

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” ― John Green, Turtles All the Way Down “Good morning!” Or at least that’s what I want to say But every time I wake up I hold my breath Constraining myself Because there’s a voice …

I’ve Seen This Film Before

My friends never liked you and I can’t blame them. They were happy when I finally got you out of my system. Unfriended, blocked, and deleted. If they knew you crossed my mind once again, there’ll be an intervention. I can hear their nagging types on their keyboard until our chat boxes are filled with …