Practicing Love

Practicing Love

One of the things I continue to work on and to struggle working on is practicing love – not to others, but to myself. Somehow, I have a huge capacity to love and forgive those around me while being cruel and unforgiving to myself; at the same time, I’ve found that I am better at practicing self-love when I...

Rewriting Memories

I don’t see the Citgo sign as the bus drives into Boston because my attention is on the man sitting next to me. The bus ride to Boston, once seeming days long, feels short this time....

On Love, Appreciation, and Self-Acceptance

For a long time, Valentine’s Day was my least favorite holidays. It’s kind of funny – I love holidays. I love having excuses to shower people with gifts and show my friends my love and appreciation for them, and it’s why I like to go all out for Christmas.  But Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day was a day where corporations...

We Did It!

Me and my papa at commencement! Graduating from MIT was bittersweet. To be honest, I was kind of expecting myself to cry. I cried like a baby during my high school graduation, so why would graduating from MIT be any different? I guess the difference was that I wasn’t totally mentally ready to leave high school when I left...

Tattoos #3 and #4: Eternity and Creativity

For a few years now, I’ve been wanting a paintbrush tattoo somewhere on my right arm as a reminder for myself to never stop creating. I knew it was the next tattoo I was going to get after my lotus flower (Read about it here), and I was just waiting for the time (and funds) to get it. When...

New York City in Expenses

This past long weekend I visited my friends in New York City, and we spent the weekend alternating between exploring (read: shopping) the city and hiding out in her apartment from the cold. As expected of being in NYC, I spent quite a bit of money. After all, is there anything else to do there? Friday, February 12: $22.50...

Enough

Since the last time I blogged, a lot of things have happened. I went home for spring break and cuddled my baby sister. I finally sucked up my pride and went to MIT Mental Health. I stopped eating for a while and survived pretty much solely on nutrition drinks and occasionally mac and cheese from a box. I gained...