Why I Smile Remembering High School…

“I think about high school, and I compare it to the person I am now, the person I’ve become…”

I browsed through some old high school mementos and felt a sense of nostalgia this evening. I remember being back there. There honestly weren’t many thoughts that crossed my mind of when I would enter adulthood. Most of my focus back then was on my present life: my friends, the homework, the pep rallies, the after-school activities, the cliques, the AP classes, the couples, the drama, etc. Continue reading “Why I Smile Remembering High School…”

‘I’m Offended!’

There was a quote I saw recently on social media. In the comment section, tension had started to build with some individuals taking offense to the quote. For reference, this quote was from Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher.

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These individuals interpreted the quote to trivialize depression and anxiety, that it personally invalidated and dismissed their own life experiences and struggles. I disagree, and here is why: Continue reading “‘I’m Offended!’”

The 7 Habits Summary, #1 (Be Proactive)

I recently started reading this book by Stephen R. Covey, and I am finding it to be a great gem of knowledge! I’ve made so many highlights in the book that I have lost count! This blog post and following ones will be for noting key passages I find in each chapter. Continue reading “The 7 Habits Summary, #1 (Be Proactive)”

I Was a Hypocrite

I’ve been a hypocrite.

I told my friend recently about the possibility of overthinking leading to inaction. I provided this based on my own past experiences. And yet I’ve found myself doing it the last few days. Continue reading “I Was a Hypocrite”

Is Making Mistakes Okay?

We all make mistakes. Every one of us, and if we don’t now we will later. Nobody is perfect. Even the most successful people have made mistakes. In fact, many have made tons before getting to where they are today. Continue reading “Is Making Mistakes Okay?”

Darkness and Strength

Many of us have been there, where we’ve reached very dark moments in our lives. These moments are different for everyone. But these feelings of worthlessness and depression are horrible, a disease, and feeds on a person both physically and mentally.

I’ve been there myself, and I wouldn’t wish these feelings upon anyone. Continue reading “Darkness and Strength”

Dear Friends,

I hope my friends know that I strive to be someone they can trust and confide in. The connections I find more fulfilling than any others in my life have been built on honesty and authenticity.

I hope my friends who are struggling or feel down know that I genuinely care, and I truly want nothing but the best for every one of them. When they hurt, I also hurt, perhaps even more than I should.

I hope my friends Continue reading “Dear Friends,”