Within and Without: March, April, & a Sprinkle of May


I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. 
- f. scott fitzgerald, the great gatsby
I have been meaning to post a recap of my March and April for the longest time now. I wrote "draft post" in my agenda for days, until migrating tasks over slowly became disappearing under the stacks of exams and study guides. It's nearly the end of May. While I look towards the summer, I still wanted to upload my bimonthly (well, now almost trimonthly) recap, even if belated, to review and reflect, and share some updates about what I've been doing during my latest online hiatus.

Marching for Our Lives


It is 10:00 on a Wednesday morning. I am scheduled to be in French class. Instead, some of my peers and I fill the hallways. We head to the courtyard. Our footsteps pound. No students speak.

Pursuing, Busy, and Tired: a Recap of January + February


“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 In these past two months, I'm not entirely sure if I was the pursuing, the busy, or the tired; after seemingly unending days of juggling class, homework, Model UN, musical production team, chorus concerts, SAT prep, debate competition, and writing for my blog and other publications, I am, without a doubt, exhausted. I don't know if I've ever been so tired, but the arrival of March (what, it's March already?) promises relief at its end.