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!
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
When you think of college, what's the first thing that comes into your mind? Is it sports? Friends? Clubs? Drinking? Whichever one of the above or other it is, there's one thing that often doesn't cross my mind when I come to think of college-- and that's conversation. When attending any school double, triple or … Continue reading Be The Unexpected
How often is it that we are aware of ourselves in a moment? I say this as I sit in the backseat of my mom’s car as we drive through the rolling green hills, brushed with yellow and mossy-green tones. The blankets of green are soft, warm, fuzzy and cuddled up to the bodies … Continue reading How Social Media Has Robbed Us of the Privilege of Not Knowing