Natalia

Are We Too Young for This?

I hear the news at work. I've tried to cut down on reading and consuming it, but the radio plays at work and I can't turn it off, so I listen. Every half-hour or so, when they list everything wrong happening right now, I try to talk to my co-worker, about anything unimportant and silly.Because… Continue reading Are We Too Young for This?

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Natalia

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I will never known what you're going through. It is not my story and I will never fully understand it, just like you will never know or understand mine fully.But I am proud of you and I love you. I love the you that you hate, the parts of yourself that make you want to… Continue reading

Annalise

“But It’s For the Aesthetic!”

Let's be honest...anyone that has ever used Pinterest is guilty of looking at the extremely glamorized and romanticized morning/night/life routines. You know, the ones that push you to wake up at 5:30 a.m. and brew a beautiful cup of black coffee before going for a light stroll through the forest at dawn and then going… Continue reading “But It’s For the Aesthetic!”

Natalia

Cry Over Spilled Rice

Today, I cried over rice. Specifically, spicy rice from my favourite restaurant; that, whether it was this specific branch, or a new cooking plan, or whatever, I could no longer have due to allergies. It seems like a small, insignificant thing- and really, it is. It's rice. It's like that saying, "don't cry over spilled… Continue reading Cry Over Spilled Rice

Annalise

Innocence

Walt Disney once said "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional". I think about that a lot, especially in our modern era. When it seems as if the world is crumbling around you, it's hard to not let the stress age you. One day, you're six years old and happily coloring a worksheet at… Continue reading Innocence

Natalia

Does It Ever Work Out How We Want it To?

I've had my fair share of pain and situations throughout my life. Haven't we all? But- out of all of those- I can easily pinpoint the one that hurt me the most. It wasn't moving. It wasn't illness or the pandemic, or school problems. It was growing apart from some of the best friends I've… Continue reading Does It Ever Work Out How We Want it To?

Natalia

And Maybe What I Want Is to Be Immortal

There's a specific fictional character, who, when I first read about her, immediately resonated with me. Her name is Annabeth Chase and she's one of the main protagonists from the Percy Jackson series. Why, specifically, did she resonate with me? In the musical based on the book, she has a line in her solo that… Continue reading And Maybe What I Want Is to Be Immortal

Natalia

The Reality of Victim-Shaming

TW for: mention of su!c!de, victim-shaming. Please use your discretion and do not read if you will be triggered. ❤ “Oh, they couldn’t possibly be telling the truth.” Those words, that thought, after baring something extremely personal and painful, can be all it takes to make someone never say anything again, about anything they suffer. Because… Continue reading The Reality of Victim-Shaming