Thankful

Today is November 22, 2018 (a.k.a. Thanksgiving, Turkey day). Today, I am grateful. As always, grateful for my health, my friends and family, my happiness. But in the past couple of weeks, I've been reflecting on the little things in life that are easily missed. This year, I'm especially grateful for the new perspectives I've gained …

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3 Things That Have Saved Me This School Year

As the first marking period of my senior year comes to an end, I've been reflecting. Even though my schedule has been more hectic than ever, this school year has been amazing so far and I know that it will just get better. But I've had a little help. Without further ado, here are some …

Summer AID 2018

*WARNING* This post is very long and slightly sappy. I have a lot to say about this program. 🙂 Program Breakdown This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in an amazing program called AID Summer (Assisting Individuals with Disadvantages). This program, sponsored primarily by the OCAC, allows English-speaking high school and college students over …

Freckled Asian

Hey! My name is Ashley and I'm what you'd call one of those rare freckled Asians. You have no idea how many times I've been asked "You have freckles? Are they real? But you're Asian?!?!" I went to elementary school in a suburban area in New Jersey that was fairly diverse. I surrounded myself with …