What I Learned Fasting From Soda

Finally, the Easter season is upon us which also means the end of Lent. The end of no meat on Fridays, the end of fasting from soda (yes, that was my Lenten fast), and the end of solemn and reverent song selections for Mass. Welcome Easter celebrations and singing Alleluia at the top of ourContinue reading “What I Learned Fasting From Soda”

Still Dancing

I always remember how you danced around the kitchen table, swaying left to right with steps so light that I was afraid you would fly away. But you were tethered to this earth. By choice, by divine intervention, by a lifeline of oxygen pumping air into your lungs. Prior to lunch you always sang theContinue reading “Still Dancing”

No Longer Normal

Over these past few weeks, it feels as if I’ve heard a collective sigh of relief from America. That is mainly due to the easing of restrictions of masking, of social distancing, of in person gatherings. Companies are asking their employees to return back to the office, students have already begun to repopulate empty campuses,Continue reading “No Longer Normal”

A Story of How to Fly

For months, possibly even a year or more, my grandfather kept two birds, rock pigeons, in a cage suspended four feet off the ground. The cage, although big enough to house the two, did not allow them enough space to spread their wings and fly. Despite this, my grandfather kept them there for reasons unknownContinue reading “A Story of How to Fly”

What Rejection Teaches A Writer

Many might believe that to become a writer you must write well. You must be able to flesh out various characters, create a compelling plot, and be able to weave in elegance with the mundane. Essentially, you are a magician, creating something out of nothing. Wingardium Leviosa—or so they say. Other characteristics of a writerContinue reading “What Rejection Teaches A Writer”

The Art of Saying No

Perhaps we’re ambitious, eager to take on anything and everything that comes our way. From helping friends move, to tutoring younger siblings, and even taking on an extra shift at work, we can view favors and requests as opportunities, chances to grow and help others. But sometimes this altruistic nature can be our downfall. Sometimes,Continue reading “The Art of Saying No”

4 Ongoing Must Watch K-Dramas

From Crash Landing on You to Itaewon Class, Squid Game, and most recently All of Us Are Dead, K-Dramas have been steadily turning heads in the West. Thanks to the success of these dramas, and the many that came before, streaming sites such as Netflix and Disney+ are picking up streaming rights and even haveContinue reading “4 Ongoing Must Watch K-Dramas”

A Returning Catholic’s Guide to Lent

To think, we are already two years into the coronavirus pandemic. Life Pre-Covid (PC) seems like a far off dream, a memory that we long to relive over and over once again. Thankfully, with the introduction of vaccines and boosters, we’re able to safely step outside and be around others while continuing to uphold cautionaryContinue reading “A Returning Catholic’s Guide to Lent”

A Lesson From Sharks

When I was a child, I used to be in love with sharks. I read about them in libraries, watched various shows and documentaries—I even imagined swimming around with them. Now, this might seem strange, as we are taught and eventually learn that sharks are these fearsome creatures, but something about them interested me. IContinue reading “A Lesson From Sharks”

How I Created a Clothing Brand Through Blogging

I would like to believe that I had a normal college experience. Although I didn’t live on campus, I was still able to form meaningful connections with many of my peers. I joined various clubs, explored the pubs and restaurants that surrounded downtown, and took classes that helped me obtain my degree. Heck, I evenContinue reading “How I Created a Clothing Brand Through Blogging”