Living With Driving Anxiety

Unlike the typical American teen, I did not receive my driver’s license in high school. While my friends spent afternoons in driver’s ed, behind the wheel or a desk, I walked home through the heat of the Hawaiian sun. Even throughout college, I commuted by bus or, if I was lucky, caught a ride withContinue reading “Living With Driving Anxiety”

Musings of the Heart Pt. 10: 괜찮다는 말 (Okay)

As a little kid, he loved to look at the ceiling and find different shapes, creating millions of characters that found a home in his growing imagination. He would spend hours at a time jumping from daydream to daydream and he couldn’t have been happier. But it was different now. He was different now. ForContinue reading “Musings of the Heart Pt. 10: 괜찮다는 말 (Okay)”

Dear You, Pt. 32

You carried a darkness around with you, naturally and without any second thought. On some days it would be barely visible, a small little speck on the collar of your shirt. You walked around with a smile that covered your entire face and on those days it was genuine and sincere. We would spend hoursContinue reading “Dear You, Pt. 32”

Dear You, Pt. 26

It took me a while to understand why you felt the way you did. When you first came out to me, I took the route that most people mistakenly walk. I made the deadly statement that your life was a blessing in itself, that other people had it worse. That was my first mistake, theContinue reading “Dear You, Pt. 26”

Dear You Pt. 18

Many things invoke fear into my heart; ceramic dolls that stare for one second too long, heights, trying to find a common topic of interest. Trust me, there are more things on this list. What I am most afraid of, however, is losing you. I fear that one day you will disappear like sea foam. IContinue reading “Dear You Pt. 18”

Dear You, Pt. 15

Have you ever ridden the bus and blankly stared out of the window and felt absolutely nothing. Your mind goes completely blank and all you are is an empty shell, waiting for something extraordinary to happen, waiting for that one moment to reinvigorate your tired soul. Have you ever felt that way? Because I knowContinue reading “Dear You, Pt. 15”