I look back fondly to a time when my religious beliefs were the bedrock core of my identity, the driving passion behind my ambitions, and the framework I used for understanding every experience and idea.
No one else has your exact perspective.
A seed is planted alone in dark ground.
Interacting with its environment, it begins to grow and produce, pushing through obstacles to develop a strong root-system . . . and then to finally break ground as a tree. Continue reading
I’ve been described as shy and awkward for as long as I can remember. But something happened last year that pushed me over the edge to where I just couldn’t live that way anymore. Continue reading
When I was 10, I remember sitting one day at the end of a very long bench. Everyone else from my class was at the other end. It was a perfect picture of how I felt at the time: ostracized, unlikable, and basically no good. Continue reading
A friend and I were walking back to my house once after school.
Some kids started harassing my friend, laughing at him, and just trying to get a rise. Continue reading
You get used to running all your own systems well.
You learn to fully take care of yourself, living completely on your own time.
A period of isolation can lead to valuable self-discovery; unaffected, you get a clear sense of exactly what you want to do, be, have… Continue reading