Guys I ran a 5k today!! WHAT!!! As someone who's been traumatized by insane high school cross country days, I never thought I'd actually come back to running for fun. But when you're too uncoordinated to do anything else, what other choice do you have for exercise right? Anyway, I won't bore you with details … Continue reading After 4 Years, a 5k!!!
[The catch to publicizing anything over and over again is that your sincerity often gets lost and diluted in a sea of flashy flyers and "APPLY HERE"s. This post is dedicated to showing my favorite candid moments of Visions interns, stripped of any publicizing agenda.] For the longest time, Joshua Tree has been the go-to … Continue reading A Retreat to Joshua Tree
Lily gave me a sweet potato at work the other day and it was DELICIOUS. I think she has an array of organic produce growing in her backyard or something - whatever it is, I can't stop thinking about it so here is a series of haiku*: O dearest Lily Thank you for the surprises … Continue reading O Sweet Potato
To all his malnourished students - He provided a hearty amount of fulfilling space and nothing more. He said the more you think, the more you suffer The more you suffer, the more you must surrender The more you surrender, the more enlightened you will be He said Less I’s, more eyes Be aware, be … Continue reading Brain Food
On the road to gaining back my sanity, I’ve lost my voice in return. A season of discipline, holding my thoughts back when they tread too close to the pool of complaints, biting my tongue when my gut wants me to fight, facing the mirror and having the humility to say, “Stop talking, you are … Continue reading Off-Key
There are always days like this when nothing specifically bothers you, yet EVERYTHING does at the same time. The undulating vibrations of worry and disappointment is all that fills your lungs and eyes and ears. So you lie down and do nothing, in the hopes (or maybe the fears?) that you’ll feel nothing and eventually … Continue reading Days Like This
For far too long, her fingertips remain frozen, sleeping on the surface of the black keys, The screen blink, blink, blinks in impatience And as much as she wants to respond, she’s still Buffering… Buffering… B u f f e r i n g… An eternity goes by Waiting for a ‘Set! Go!’ Precious time … Continue reading Blank
When it’s nearing midnight and the air is still, The incandescent bulbs above my bed burning too yellow, Face and teeth waiting to bask in the sting of sterile frost. Limbs getting heavier, sinking deeper and deeper into the mattress Forgetting the state of limbo between do-it-now and do-it-later Eyelids fluttering close because they insist … Continue reading Lullaby