Ouch. My heart hurts writing this title. Dear readers. I have enjoyed every draft, every question, every response, every article. Thank you for being my outlet for existential crises, personal concerns, or large-scale questions that scare all of us. And thank you for reading. I sometimes forget there are people on the other side of… Continue reading Why do all good things come to an end?
Want to know an ugly truth? I think I spend more time with my phone than I do with any one person in my life. Before you judge, though, think about it. Even if I’m not on it, I have in with me at all times: in my backpack, purse, or pocket, going from room… Continue reading Should we be friends with our phones?
Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole of stalking people on Instagram that you’ve never met? Or watch vlog after vlog (video blog) of strangers’ lives on the internet? The answer for the average Gen Z kid in the U.S. is probably “yes,” because technology is such a big part of our lives. It… Continue reading Why do we care about strangers on the internet?
I like to think that I’m independent of judgement. I like to think that I don’t care what people think of me, and that the only approval I need is self-approval. But if I’m honest with myself, I care a lot. I care about what I say in class, because I want people to think… Continue reading Is validation so bad?
Twinkling lights, jolly music, comfort food, fire places, icy temperatures... y'all, it's getting to be one of my favorite times of the year!!! I've been thinking about the holidays I celebrate, and the holidays those around me celebrate with a new lens this year. I ask myself: what does this holiday mean to me? And… Continue reading What do holidays mean today?
We use the term "people of color" to say that someone is not white. Right? But what I truly don't understand is if we use it to say that someone isn't white racially, or isn't white physically. Ex: I'm biracial. Mexican and white. I know that many consider Mexicans to be people of color. I… Continue reading What’s up with the term ‘people of color’?
Oof. This is not one of my strong suits. I hate getting negative feedback. I know that I'm not perfect, and I know that I make mistakes, but I have a really hard time just sitting and taking it when other people point that out. The only issue is that there are a lot of… Continue reading How to deal with criticism and rejection?