I come from a culture and an upbringing where it's always you before me. Where it's always them before I. Where you have to sacrifice your mental health for those around you. And if you do all this you’re highly appreciated. You’re a saint. This culture isn't toxic, but it tastes like acid when the … Continue reading Self-love in a toxic culture
How do I unlearn to love you?How do I unlearn to live with you?How can you so easily break all those promises you promised you would keep?Maybe time wasn't in our favor.Maybe love wasn't supposed to win.Maybe our happily–ever–after lost itself somewhere in our fights, somewhere in our desires to be more than what we … Continue reading A hurt/love letter
When I came to America in 2013, I was fourteen years old and had no knowledge of cultures outside of the one I grew up in. I was naive and used to live in my own little fantasy world. I still kinda do. My made up characters are a better interaction then most real people … Continue reading Inside the mind of an immigrant
It's when you’re drowning and you can't seem to floatyou’re trying to speak but the words are clogged in your throat. Your lips tremble and a tear rolls down your cheekyou’re supposed to be strong but every fiber in you seems weak. Your thoughts are racing at a speed you can't countbutterflies sink in your … Continue reading What is anxiety?
Do you ever have those moments where your heart feels distressed? Where that organ pumping blood through your body just becomes stiff and it starts to ache so bad that you feel like you're having a heart attack. Where your stomach starts to churn for no apparent reason and you feel like you're about to … Continue reading Losing my energy