Author Archives: indigoshell

Things Change (again?)

At what point do you realize that you don’t enjoy the things you used to enjoy? And why is it that you stop enjoying them? Not enjoying the things that you used to enjoy is a symptom of depression and … Continue reading

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Burnout

School is hard. Don’t get me wrong – education is supposed to be challenging. But more frequently I’ve heard people say “Is he okay?” Following comes the response, “Yeah but he’s all burnt out.” Burnout is real. It’s a state … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World

When I was in first grade, I went to school in Hangzhou International School. The classes ranged from preschool to twelfth grade, totaling to about 312 students. At least, that’s the only number I remember. HIS is a small private … Continue reading

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Things Change

I remember when I was a kid, I wanted to be a surgeon. Thinking back now, I cannot remember why, but something about my Asian ancestry made me want to be something big, important, and that rakes in cash. My … Continue reading

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Double-Edged

Does the coming of a break bring the mindset of exhaustion, or does exhaustion signal the need for a break? Two weeks before break, I feel my body shutting down and the traditional sick feeling beginning in the lower ridges … Continue reading

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The Spiders Rise pt. 2

Parts of the following blog are fictional accounts. Tuesday I’m always the first one back from breakfast, so the dorms are quiet and still. Halfway down the hallway, a drawing of a cartoon spider flutters to my feet from it’s … Continue reading

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The Spiders Rise pt. 1

Sunday 11pm (on Saturday) and I’m piling wet clothes into the drying machine. A few socks fall to the ground and I feel an ominous tingle touch my spine while reaching for them. In the gap between two machines is … Continue reading

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