Why is it so scary to make changes?

Is it because we are afraid of the people who knew us before? Is it because we are not sure if we are ready to become that person yet? Is it because there are too many doubts clouding our memories already? When you set out on a new journey it is easy to remember the mishaps, disappointments,…

Just because you don’t know what to say…

Doesn’t mean it’s hard to tell I’m in a daily battle of pain. Doesn’t mean your mind doesn’t fill in the blanks with what your life would look like in the same scenario. Doesn’t mean you can dismiss our words as invalid or inappropriate. Doesn’t mean you should ask how I’m doing. Even if you…

Between identities

It’s interesting to live in a world where you feel like you’re always apologizing for who you are. But what do you do if you feel like you’re between identities? Then, it’s even worse. I’ve been asked why my English is so good (more than once, and no, an eyeroll is not an appropriate response). I’ve…

Why the Swet Shop Boys are better than a boy band

Have you heard of The Swet Shop Boys? If not, have you heard of Heems? If not, have you heard of Riz Ahmed? If not, have you heard of Star Wars? The Swet Shop Boys are code-switchers. They can fit into molds, places, and people you’d never expect. In the 90s, I was a teeny-bopper, boy-band…

It’s not easy to be sad…

Because sometimes, you have to explain something you never saw coming happened, and now you are living the worst possible nightmare every morning. Because your heart is so full to capacity that your brain can’t seem to comprehend anything else. Because when you think ahead to big events, you want to freeze everything and rewind…

Don’t let it be true.

Don’t let it be true. Don’t let it come to light. Don’t let it tear into every moment of my day. Don’t let it be what we fear. Don’t let it be something that stops the world as we know it. Don’t let it unfold. Don’t let it be what happens to us now. Don’t…

Dear 15-year old me

A challenge from Jubilee; Thanks for tagging me in this challenge! Your words truly inspired me and made me wish I had you in my fifteen year old self’s ear as well. Dear fifteen-year old Tara, Here are a few things I wish I knew when I was your age. Instead of imagining you have nothing…

Ten daily outrages

Let me clear about this one: nobody asked for this one. They didn’t ask for the circumstances that led me to write this piece, nobody has asked how our lives have changed, and no one has asked what makes this the hardest time of our lives. But I believe in putting it out there – so…

I invited myself along…

To a book challenge Word Wonders put up. If you are in need of some new reading material, look no further! How many books is too many books in a book series? I’m conflicted about this. When I was little, I DEVOURED the Thoroughbred, Boxcar Children, Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew series…As long…