MARY

The following entry is an excerpt from my personal journal. To begin the new year and new season of blog posts, I decided to be more open and raw with the thoughts I am sharing. I will continue to post my usual content, chock full of life lessons and personal opinions, but by broadening theContinue reading “MARY”

HELLO 2023

The past year has been a medley of ups and downs. A year ago my life was wildly different, at least in my eyes, and I never could have predicted the way small decisions and events would shape my current disposition. Nonetheless, as I contemplate each month of 2022, I realize how slowly these changesContinue reading “HELLO 2023”

GROWING UP

Thinking back, there have been multiple points in my life when I knew I was growing up. I knew it when I first learned to tie my shoelaces the cool way rather than looping bunny ears. I knew it when I received my first car and could go anywhere my feet couldn’t take me. And,Continue reading “GROWING UP”

MY GUIDE TO STRENGTH

Six months ago I stepped into a gym for the first time. After years of a tumultuous relationship with exercise, and with the end of another dance season, I looked to expand my definition of movement beyond the rigid confines I had placed on it. Funny enough, these limits never included the common lugging ofContinue reading “MY GUIDE TO STRENGTH”

INSECURITIES

Take a deep breath. We are about to get deep here. Insecurities: let’s talk about them. Whether you make them known or not, whether you even know them yourself, insecurities are something we all deal with to varying extents. They stem from the way we view ourselves, and while many tend to think of insecuritiesContinue reading “INSECURITIES”

MANAGING STRESS AND FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

I remember my freshman year like it was just yesterday. I was the girl who was always a step ahead — turning assignments in long before the deadline, doing work the day it was assigned, and never quite understanding why everyone found the IB program so unmanageable. Fast forward to today when I am studyingContinue reading “MANAGING STRESS AND FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE”

MY FAVORITE PODCASTS

I am a music person, always have been. I love listening to playlists curated for specific moments, capturing the exact mood in a way words simply can’t. However, over time, I have also come to find the beauty in podcasts. The simplicity of hearing someone else’s voice brings a type of comfort, and can evenContinue reading “MY FAVORITE PODCASTS”

‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’: REVIEW FROM A SOUTH INDIAN GIRL

In 2020, the first episode of a new Netflix Orignal series was released. Entitled Never Have I Ever, the T.V. show initially seemed like a generic coming-of-age plotline filled with cheesy teen romance and high school drama. Nonetheless, agreeing to watch the first episode with my mom in the middle of the pandemic, I wasContinue reading “‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’: REVIEW FROM A SOUTH INDIAN GIRL”

PHILANTHROPY

Whether a person can be truly and wholly selfless is a question that has afflicted society for a great period of time. Living on this planet for seventeen years, I have, over time, come to the conclusion that very few people are actually genuine in their benevolent endeavors. In fact, being a figure in theContinue reading “PHILANTHROPY”

I CAN’T WRITE

Recently, I have been receiving quite a bit of praise for a skill I have been unconsciously cultivating for a number of years. Writing, for the most part, has always been a considerable part of my life; my entire life you could say. I developed a true passion for writing in the fourth grade becauseContinue reading “I CAN’T WRITE”