A Fleeting Connection

New York City, late March. It has just snowed earlier in the week, and dry cold seeped through my old coat and deep into my bones. I made the acquaintance of an Australian girl, and together we braved the metro system at 11pm just so we could see the skyline at night. We talked about…

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My Skincare Heroes

In my early twenties, I learned about skincare the hard way: after one too many days agonizing in front of the mirror because my skin was covered in angry red pimples and embarrassing scars resulting from picking said pimples. I still cringe looking at the pictures from those years: my face ashy and dry, not…

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Life Lately

Life currently: my emotions are swinging unpredictably like a broken pendulum. One moment I am content, the next I’m binge drinking tea in the hopes it’ll soothe me (the world might be ending, but we’ll always have tea time…) One day I am doing all the right things–baking and journaling and reading and talking to…

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Meditation Series

I’ve been trying for a while to get into meditation. I mean, I seem to be the kind of person meditation would be perfect for: mind going a thousand miles an hour, restless, too many interests, not nearly enough focus. And yet my brain just can’t seem to get the hang of it. It’s not…

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Scrolled too Far Back

While debating whether or not I should take a digital detox, I scrolled too far down my own instagram feed (admit it; you do it too from time to time.) Instagram became my second journal when I wasn’t looking, a more polished version of the thoughts that constantly run through my mind. Some of these…

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