The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" used to be asked by adults as a bad ice-breaker, but now I'm at the age when it's turning into (if it hasn't already) a question that they're actually expecting an answer from. At this point, how I respond to that question usually… Continue reading When I’m asked what I want to be when I grow up
Defining Love Jude taught me what love was: to be willing to hold on to another person's pain. That's it.p.248 from The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes “My God, you’re in love with her.”The Major’s immediate response was to continue to deny it. Roger said, “What on earth do you hope to… Continue reading Thoughts on love from books
Tomorrow is my sixteenth birthday(!!!) As it always is for me, it's exciting and strange to be turning another age. This time, with all the created hype around this specific number, it's a little more crazy. I've always somewhat subconsciously and somewhat jokingly kept a list of rites of passage in my head, and turning… Continue reading Sweet sixteens and other rites of passage
Dear Clementine, Today is November 27, 2018. It is a Tuesday. It is also your birthday birthday. You were born around five o'clock in the afternoon. I am not sure at exactly what time, but here is what I do know. You were six pounds, fourteen ounces. You were born three days after your due date. Your… Continue reading A letter to my niece
This year, around the time when summer was about to start, I felt the urge to get a haircut. It started off when a couple of girls got their hair cut and reminded me that I should probably get one too. Also, if I think about it, I usually tend to go for shorter hair… Continue reading Sometimes, all you need is a different conditioner.
For me, the days bridging the end of August and the beginning of September are also the first few weeks of school. It's also the time of year when I most frequently get asked questions such as What do you think of ___ year so far? Do you like your classes? Do you like your… Continue reading My honest feelings on new school years