Day One: 433 miles Start: Camarillo, Ca End: St. George, Ut I woke up just before 7:00 am PST without an alarm. Actually — I take that back. I woke up at 4:00 am so anxious to get on the road, but fell back asleep knowing it was in my best interest to rest before … Continue reading Megan’s West to Midwest Road Trip: Day One. Camarillo, CA to St. George, UT
Well, tomorrow is the day. I'm going back to see my birth country tomorrow.... and I haven't packed. I've been feeling a mixed medley of nervous, anxious and excited. Nervous, because I won't know what to expect, and excited because of the energy of being in a new place. My parents and I have been … Continue reading I’m going back to China for the first time since my adoption!
Sometimes we need to have others call us out on our shit. You'd think that as soon as we ourselves recognize our pitfalls, we'd do something about it. But other times, like this one, it takes someone else to notice and call you out on it. So here's the tea: Today, my mother confronted me … Continue reading Thanks mom, for this reminder.
I moved to the states Because of state control Over a population Out of control But that’s not everything Everything could be Anything, Why was i given up? Up, they looked “This is the best for her” Her life will be better this way. Away we will give her, they said. And on July 5, … Continue reading I am Home: A Poem About Being Adopted
I can't help but spend time in nature when I need time to think. For some people, unwinding means taking to the gym to exercise and let some steam off, for others, it means opening a blank page in a notebook and writing continuously, as if tomorrow's edge kept sliding away. But today, I chose … Continue reading Seeing life through a glass: broken or whole
In a double-helix, the letters A,T, G, and C alternate and wrap themselves over each other, crawling all around my insides. Everyday, when I wake up, these strands are still there. I still have black hair. I still have brown eyes. I still have olive skin. In the double helix, the letters A,T,G and C … Continue reading A,T,G, and C Got Nothing on Me!
Lately I have felt more grateful and fortunate than ever before. It is not often that one feels like she is on top of the world for such a prolonged period of time, but lately this feeling has been electrified through my body and mind. Every night before I have gone to bed, I have … Continue reading The Universe Has Been Kind