My Journey as a Daughter of Refugees

“Stop acting like an American!” A demand I often heard from my mother during my adolescent and teenage years. She would normally say this to me after a request I made to join the tennis team or if she saw…

The Person You’ve Become

On the journey towards greatness, it’s a given that we focus on the end goal. We think about what it would be like on top and how euphoria and victorious it would be. We fantasize about how things would be different…

If I didn’t love myself

If I didn’t love myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be able to push myself to try new things. I would learn that being comfortable is what’s most important and that self-growth doesn’t matter. I would…

Strive

My word of the day: Strive. Strive for the things you cannot see. Strive to be great and do what you love. Strive to make this world a better place, not only for the ones that you love but for…

Vulnerability

In the simplest way, being vulnerable means opening yourself up. It means opening up to someone and giving them the ability to hurt you, whether it’s physically or emotionally. Sounds like it could be pretty dangerous right? So why do…

What it feels like to think you’re falling in love

You look back on how the two of you met and you can’t help but laugh to yourself. Let’s be honest, you didn’t think that moment would have meant anything, until now. It wasn’t until now, after enough that has happened for…

We need to talk

It amazes me sometimes how much we’re able to “connect” to each other yet, somehow, we can’t find ways to communicate to one another. We can Facebook message, tweet each other, reply back and forth and yet the conversation rarely goes much…

Disconnected

Like most twentysomethings, I am constantly on my phone and scrolling through my social media. Of course, I have the Holy Trinity: Facebook, to stay updated with old friends, maintain professional connections, and share articles that I find can be useful…

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