awareness

I’ve always been one of those people who loves to plan. I make lists, arrange hangouts with friends, and plan my future as best as I can. When I walked into Linda’s the morning of October 1 of last year, I was planning to get breakfast and go back to my room to watch a... Continue Reading →

credit

For whatever reason, up until a year ago, I never really was able to give myself credit for anything I did. During my freshman year of high school, I struggled a lot. It was taking me 7 hours to complete homework that should have taken much less. I struggled to balance that with swimming and... Continue Reading →

more

There are some people in this world that love more. Regardless of who they are. Whether it's a romantic relationship, a platonic relationship, a best friend, or a family member. It's not a conscious effort. It's instinctual. It's how they are built. They don't know any other way to be, just to love as much... Continue Reading →

happiness

I used to think that in order to "be happy", I would need to be in a place in my life where I was consistently happy. At all times. I used to dream of that day. I would look forward to a time in my life when everything was the way I wanted it to... Continue Reading →

forgive

It can feel like the most impossible thing to forgive someone who’s done you wrong, especially if it’s someone that has shown you that they are trustworthy in the past. It has happened to all of us before. It comes as a shock. It makes you doubt your own judgement, and wonder if you were... Continue Reading →

new

There's something about new starts. To me, they feel like magic. After the year I've had, moving into school last Sunday was exactly what I've been needing. I'm writing to you from my bedroom in my new apartment. It's the first time I've ever lived in an apartment and have my own bedroom at college.... Continue Reading →

waves

Have you ever been in the ocean during high tide? When the waves are coming so fast that you can't seem to catch your breath? That's the best way to explain how I've felt for the past year. Last summer, I was going through a difficult breakup. It happened in the end of June, and... Continue Reading →

courage

In my last post, I wrote about anticipating a three day hospital stay to undergo brain scans. I shared that I was experiencing severe anxiety about the testing, mainly because I knew the doctors would be trying to induce seizure activity throughout my stay. During my first day and night at the hospital, I was... Continue Reading →

fear

A few weeks ago, I had my first appointment with a highly renowned epileptologist. The man is brilliant: he's the director of the New York University Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, has written two books, and been featured on Dateline for his expertise. For the first time in my life, I was actually looking forward to... Continue Reading →

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