December Down Under

It’s December 1st. And it comes as no surprise. It’s an uneasy feeling. I’m homesick. Just like every previous December that I’ve been away from family, away from snow, away from early Christmas music. I long for my home. 11 months of the year, my home is where I decide to rest my head at … [Read more…]

Young Adult, Forever a Kid

One day I turned 18. Not much changed. Small things. Silly things. I knew I was still a kid in this world. Except legally… Legally, I was an adult. I continued gaining independence but I was obviously still my parents’ child. Still a kid. Shortly after, I turned 20. Ah, the twenties! So many people … [Read more…]

When I’m Old

When I’m old I’d like to go there, she said. A twinkle in her eye. Looking at an ad, or something. She was in her eighties. And she wasn’t old yet. Not yet. I smile at the thought. Then I smile at my white hair, sprinkled here and there. And at the lines that formed … [Read more…]

In Between two Worlds

To the left I see darkness. A void that could so easily pull someone into depression, hopelessness. It is tempting to let myself fall and rest at the bottom, just for a little while. I feel exhausted. Unwilling to face the changes ahead. There is a fatigue constantly inviting my eyes to shut, my mind … [Read more…]