Category Archives: Family

13 Years

Thirteen years is a long time for a seventeen year old – and I have been here for thirteen years. I’ll be honest there is certainly a dissociative sense of gladness that I’ll finally be seeing a change of scenery, … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Younger Self

You’d be surprised how often I write letters to people I can’t send them to. I write them to mom, dad, past friends, future friends, animals, and now I’m writing one to you, my younger self. I could just see … Continue reading

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The Fight Must Go On

The night was pitch black. The minimal stars sitting up high in the sky only served as a reminder that we were still in the universe, and the distant street lights and sounds of passing cars were muted while walking … Continue reading

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Dear Father

Dear Father, Or should I call you that? Were you really a father to me, or simply a mere memory. Of someone I dreamed would be. But this letter isn’t a poem to you. I wrote one to mother months … Continue reading

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Are We Doing Enough?

Are we doing enough? Truly, take a moment to think about this, I’m not rushing you. I really want you to think about it. Have you ever thought about those in other countries who carry barrels of water up to … Continue reading

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NYC Memories

Contrasting the small, quaint towns where I’ve grown up in California, New York City was a breath of fresh, exciting air with life awaiting at the end of every corner walked. My first night in New York was magical. I … Continue reading

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Homesick

I haven’t really been homesick since my fourth grade field trip. But lately, for some reason I can’t make out, I miss my home more than ever. I miss my mom, and watching her in the kitchen, perfectly slicing vegetables … Continue reading

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