January Thoughts & Insights: Redesigning My Life Map

It is the end of a decade. We either start out fresh and hit a reset hoping that 2019 will disappear in the rewind of our memories. Whatever way you choose to spend 2020, allow yourself to start something new or redefine what it means to kick in the new year. If 2018 was my …

The Rude Awakening of Adulthood

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you asked my 15-year-old self she would give you a straight answer. Ask my 18-year-old self and she will tell you she’s gearing herself towards one specific goal. But if you ask me now, all I can tell you is that I do not …

Pieces of Peace: Letters I Never Sent

One: We’ve gotten closer; we exchanged books and playlists which were equivalent to sharing pieces of our souls. We shared secrets that we never told anyone else and it was the first time anyone would raise a fist to protect me. You gave me a book and I saw it as a way to tell …

Pieces of Peace: Dear Cupid You’re A Jerk

Want a tip? Never get drunk and fall in love or you’ll end up like me. There I was finally twenty years old and with the worst hangover one could ever experience in their lifetime. My head hurts, my back felt as if I’ve lost my spine and then I had class in the next 45 …

Pieces of Peace: Millennial Expectations

Let’s skip 2009 because it was my freshman year and all I wrote about were boys. Not a shock really, there wasn’t anything my 13 (or 14 year old) self wrote besides boys. But don’t we all go through that phase? Being a teenager means ranging hormones and confused feelings after all. There are some …

Pieces of Peace: Bullied Big Dreamer

Thursday, September 25, 2008 …I’m getting emotionally scarred just being in school. Being bullied hurts, I can’t handle it. Just feeling like you’re alone but I know they’ll regret it someday. I will live my dream in Hollywood, once they see me win an Oscar they will regret it! I don’t get it, I’m suffering …

Pieces of Peace: Prologue

I finally cleaned my room after a few months of a hectic semester I got around to fixing the only place I will be during the break. At the moment my only plans are coffee dates, reading and writing. So I had to squeeze in a little spring cleaning in that schedule. As I was …