Culture Shock

Culture shock is a phenomenon often referred to in the context of young, American college students leaving their native country to study abroad somewhere exotic for three to four months. Everyone warns, jovially, of the supposed "shock" of being suddenly displaced into a culture that is different from your own. Wait until you see what time... Continue Reading →

Showing Gratitude

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses" -Abraham Lincoln As unlucky as I feel right now, sitting in bed on a warm, cloudless Sunday with half my face swollen like a water balloon from my recent wisdom tooth extraction (yes, another one), I felt compelled to write this post... Continue Reading →

Stuck in Summer Limbo

I haven't written a post in a while, and I think that is because I feel as if I have nothing of substance to say. However, this is my blog, and if I want to write about nothing, I will write about nothing, goddammit. So here we go. I am currently in this strange phase of... Continue Reading →

My Struggle with Antidepressants

I've been writing a lot about anxiety and depression, and I think that's because it has been a huge influence in my life for the past few years. Last summer, when it was starting to feel like too much for me to handle, and with encouragement from my PCP, I decided to try medication. This... Continue Reading →

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