An Introvert’s Guide to Adopting Extrovert Qualities

We live in a society that favors extroverts over introverts. From working in groups in Kindergarten to presenting in front of the whole class to pitching ideas in work meetings, the extrovert qualities of being talkative, outgoing, and even at times, attention-seeking are often seen as superior to self-sufficient or quietly observant. I believe that… Read More An Introvert’s Guide to Adopting Extrovert Qualities

The Little Things in Growing Up are Underappreciated

There are certain monumental moments in a person’s life that are commonly tied with growing up and maturing. Milestones like a baptism, the first day of kindergarten, graduations, getting a drivers license, a first drink, wedding, first house, having a baby, etc.—these are the things that end up in memory jars and photo albums. Sure,… Read More The Little Things in Growing Up are Underappreciated

Do It Now

There is a metal sculpture in my kitchen that reads in shiny gold wire: “Do It Now”. I bought this as a Christmas gift for my parents when I was in elementary school during one of those gifts shops at lunch. It was probably donated by a teacher who was decluttering their home. And, to… Read More Do It Now

Don’t Lose Yourself in the Idea of Best Friends Forever

In my AP Literature class, we had an assignment to write everything and anything on our minds on the topic of Friendship to mirror our stream of consciousness. In that 5-minute timed writing period, I dug into my feelings. Below is some of my 17-year-old insight on friendship. Sometimes, when it feels like my life… Read More Don’t Lose Yourself in the Idea of Best Friends Forever