Limitations

“The limit does not exist” Has a whole new meaning  When you enter the adult world. Learning how to  Say no  Set boundaries  Acknowledge your limits  Is never taught  It is learnt through negative experiences. As someone who’s self-worth  Is defined by productivity  Setting limits  Feels like climbing Mount Everest It is one of theContinue reading “Limitations”

Visualize

People always say  To visualize the outcome you want  And manifest it to happen. I was never a believer Thought it wasn’t real  How could painting  A pretty picture in my head  Amount to anything but disappointment. The older I get The more wrong I become. I  have visualized Relationshios  Work opportunities  Investments  That haveContinue reading “Visualize”

Recent Events

How many people have to die  An unfair and unjust death  To have a reform Of the society we live in? These are  Mothers and fathers  Sons and daughters  That are victims of a terrible system That didn’t have to die. Blood has been spilled But nobody seems to care.  The pattern repeats itself  OverContinue reading “Recent Events”

Untouched

Sometimes I think about things— Things that will never be seen again. Like the beach. You will never see the exact identical beach  Ever again  The waves come and go  Washing and adjusting the sand  Creating new coastlines  With each swift sweep of the ocean Leaving things completely new  Fresh  Untouched. That is how I wishContinue reading “Untouched”

Fumes

Waking up tired  No matter how much I sleep Finishing the day exhausted  No matter how many hours I work The cycle is slowly eating away  At any motivation I have And the serotonin my body so graciously creates. Replenishing these things Feels like the most impossible task. Drained doesn’t seem to fully encompass TheContinue reading “Fumes”

Identity Crisis

How does one weave  Concepts  Of their past and present  Into one cohesive unit? This is the identity crisis  Of a first generation immigrant child. The need to maintain one’s home culture  While embracing the one we are born into  Sends young adults into a spiral. We have a choice  To assimilate completely  Or remainContinue reading “Identity Crisis”

Timeline

The internal, mental timeline  That my anxiety has set for me  Never fails to make me feel behind. Behind in education Watching my peers get accepted  Into grad programs  Into research positions  Into dream jobs Reaching their future goals they always talked about  I am genuinely happy for them,  But that little voice in myContinue reading “Timeline”