“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”
This blog was created high above American soil in August 2014 while on a flight back home to NYC. The first essay, “SEAT 7D | ROW 1,” was written on my cell phone as a way to distract myself from general flight anxiety. I published the article on each social media platform of mine, and people seemed to identify with how I felt.
I share my fears, anxieties, and confusion with you because I no longer want to hide. I realize that many issues I wish to discuss are “taboo” and many would rather disguise these feelings instead of discussing them. I hope to show that there is no weakness in admitting and confronting one’s shortcomings, there is a strength! My struggle and experience are well-documented within.
Though the ideas and style of my essays have matured, the core beliefs, all learned and borrowed knowledge, remains virtually unchanged. The more I create and write the further I trudge into my insecurities, my private life. I write candidly, honestly, and hopefully in a way that flows well and is easy for the reader to grasp. My work and understanding must be thorough or else I lose balance in life. I write to exercise my mind; I am fascinated by the human mind and motivated by an intense compassion and concern for others.
I have accepted that this life is a challenge, it is difficult, and there are no maps. I have accepted that most of this world is beyond my comprehension and, even more, is out of my control. Through my essays, I will continue to illustrate and investigate methods of relinquishing the human will, freeing me from self-will, and releasing the desire for control & power. I will continue to share personal stories so that others may relate, as well as pursuing more intellectual discussions.