In Defense of Vanity

Ever since I was little, I’ve had a strange fascination with my own face. I would spend hours contemplating the lines, dots, and colors that make it unique. Sometimes my obsession would turn negative, especially in high school. I cursed my round eyes, unruly eyebrows and uneven skin. Because what I saw looked nothing like… Continue reading In Defense of Vanity

Why I Chose Happiness Over a Stable Paycheck

At the beginning of last week, one of my good friends from elementary school passed away. Granted, it had probably been well over 10 years since I saw her last, but, I couldn’t shake the unsettling feeling that I had over her passing. She was only 22 years old, a few months younger than me… Continue reading Why I Chose Happiness Over a Stable Paycheck