Honest Reflections, Poetry, and Journal Entries.
Writing is my favorite creative medium, which I why I journal. When I write I feel free to express how I see the world using my personal voice and style. For example, I have a habit of writing pages instead of small paragraphs (whoopsie).
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- Storytime: A Creepy Man Followed Me At the ParkI should be able to go for a walk by myself and not have to worry about being followed and harassed…I am entitled to this much.
- 3rd-Year Resolutions (New Year’s 2020)Just my luck, I finally got out of my “too much anxiety because it’s school” funk, and now I have writer’s block.
- How I Practice Self-AdvocacyHow can I expect myself to advocate for the issues that matter to me, when I can’t even advocate for myself?
- Being a Teacher is a Grounding ExperienceI was able to see how significant my own role and responsibilities are, seeing others in my position. I saw what it means to be …
- Moving On With My Life“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or …
- July 4th: Getting Stuff Done“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.” ~ Marie Kondo As a mental health advocate …
- How to Find Yourself in Your Twenties (20s)Life is short and it’s up to you to make it sweet. ~Sadie (Sarah Louise) Delany. First off, Happy Juneteenth. Second off, I did the …
- How I Spent My First 40 Days as a PostgraduateIt’s been over 40 days since I graduated college and I didn’t even notice. Time flows differently when you work 40hrs/week, not including the time …
- Tackle Writer’s Block Head OnJust my luck, I finally got out of my “too much anxiety because it’s school” funk, and now I have writer’s block.
- Describing Myself in Three WordsThere are many words I’d use to describe myself. I believe that I know myself well enough to be honest about who I am. It comes with being an introspective introvert.
- Learning VibratoI see now that it’s never too late to learn vibrato, which is why I’ve begun practicing my instrument again.
- Why I Want to Visit JapanThe one place I’ve always wanted to go to is Japan.
- 2020 Vision BoardI have many goals, many visions and needed to find a way to express as many of them as possible for this task.
- How to Deal with Haters: Social Media EditionBeing active on social media the past few days has taught me a lot of lessons about people.
- Lottery Win GoalsIf I won the lottery, what would I do?
- Top 5 Book RecommendationsFor my first recommendation post, I wanted to choose that I not only loved from beginning to end, but also own as part of my collection.
- My Wardrobe WishlistI learned during high school that the expectations I had for myself, and for society as a whole, were unrealistic.
- Life is Not a Fairy TaleI learned during high school that the expectations I had for myself, and for society as a whole, were unrealistic.
- Tohru Honda: My Role ModelThis list can go on for quite some time, but for now this post will focus on one of my fictional role models: Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket.
- A Post About Zora Neale HurstonBlack and African culture were seen as inferior, but as a Black woman herself she offered a differing perspective.
- “Love, Stargirl”“Stargirl” (from 2000) was one of my favorite books growing up, but the book I loved even more was “Love, Stargirl”, the sequel.
- Express Gratitude to Three PeopleThis summer, I’ve finally learned to appreciate the present and feel content. I’ve worked so hard and have an amazing life. It’s not perfect, but whose is?
- Letter to My Teenage SelfI wrote this letter to my teenage self, to let her know that it’s okay not to be perfect, and that if she lowers her unreasonably high expectations of herself the world will not end.
- Response to “Reimagine Independence Day for an anti-racist era”For Independence Day 2020, I wanted to find a news story that wasn’t about homes being set ablaze by fireworks.
- What is My “Typical” Routine?This as close to a routine as my lifestyle would allow.
- Where Do I See Myself in 10 Years?Trying to imagine my far-off future sent me into a weird headspace. How could I decide my life when I haven’t even graduated college yet?
- 10 Random Facts About MeBeing a Catholic school girl meant I had to be clever in expressing myself, to follow dress codes. Simple necklaces and earrings became my staple and soon I built up a collection.
- Narration in Gulliver’s Travels (Reader’s Notebook #7)This can only mean that the narration is not meant to be taken seriously, and Gulliver’s perspective is not to be trusted by the reader.
- American Dad, Gulliver’s Travels and Satire (Reader’s Notebook #6)Similar to Gulliver’s Travels, the main protagonist has his worldview altered, in order to show the audience the weaknesses in human perception.
- Write a Sonnet (Reader’s Notebook #5)The best part about this experience is my newfound appreciation for the poets who have come before me.
- Writing Goals (Reader’s Notebook #4)Sometimes I can write for hours with no breaks or hesitation, but there are times when I can’t seem to write a single word.
- Wild Geese (Reader’s Notebook #3)We believe that we have to feel terrible for the rest of our lives for our mistakes, and this poem tells us that we don’t have to.
- Reader’s Autobiography (Reader’s Notebook #2)My favorite stories always had some sort of lesson to learn, after all, the purpose of life is to learn lessons along the way.
- Letter to a Friend (Reader’s Notebook #1)Gaiman says, “libraries really are the gates to the future”. So, go out to the library and stalk the shelves for anything that catches your eye.
- Spring 2020 Reader’s NotebookI love to write, and I love to read, so there is no good reason for me to be behind schedule.