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”

THE SEASONS OF LIFE

*Adapted from a personal journal entry* 🙂 There are some inevitabilities in life. Children are born. They grow into adults. They meet new people and travel to new places and have crazy experiences to later tell when they are aged and only have flighty memories left. People grow and change; sometimes they do not. SometimesContinue reading “THE SEASONS OF LIFE”

WHY YOU ARE NOT INSPIRED

As a child, I was wildly creative. I genuinely did not care what others thought of me; painting on walls and writing my own music, and making movies with friends. Growing from this carefree child into who I am today, I ultimately lost the time and, with that, the fervor for creating. My days wereContinue reading “WHY YOU ARE NOT INSPIRED”

THE SCARIES

Today is Monday, a generally dreaded day. However, I am happy that today is Monday because it marks my first full week back from vacation. Each time I stray from my daily routine, I always find it comforting to once again return to it. The simple actions of waking up, making my own breakfast, doingContinue reading “THE SCARIES”