Dear No One: Defining myself

That’s it, I remember thinking. That’s why I don’t know who I am, or how to be myself. It’s because I dare not define myself, for I don’t want to exclude the possibility for change.

Dear No One: 20 lessons from a 20-year-old

Dear No One,  Turning twenty is - apparently - a big deal. You leave your teenage years behind and officially enter adulthood. You embark on your third decade on this planet. You continue growing up. And with growing up come life lessons.  So, here’s twenty things I learnt before my twentieth birthday last december.  1.... Continue Reading →

Dear No One: Life is short

Dear No One,  If you’re anything like me, the phrase “Life is short” freaks you out. The idea that life is finite, that there’s a limit to all I can do and achieve in my life, causes me more worry than I’d like to admit. It makes me doubt my plans (or just as well,... Continue Reading →

Dear No One

Dear No One, It has been almost four years since I first wrote to you. I was too shy to add in a photo of my face and the font the editors had chosen for the layout made my name barely legible. I liked the anonymity of it all. It was easier to pour my... Continue Reading →

Dear No One: You Messed Up?

Dear No One, So, you messed up? You either said too much, or too little. You made a mistake and hurt someone, or a lot of people, in the process. Maybe you tried to do the right thing, but ended up doing the complete opposite . Sometimes, saying you’re sorry won’t make things right, so... Continue Reading →

Dear No One: So what?

Dear No One, Lately, when I talk to fellow students, I always hear the same story over and over again: ‘It was like time has been taken from me,’ ‘I have never been more unproductive in my life,’ ‘Nothing has gone according to plan, not even remotely.’ Mind you, all of these students’s feelings and... Continue Reading →

Dear No One

Dear No One,  How are you? How has it been? Last I wrote to you, it was summer and I could only guess what being a student of International Studies would be like. Now, it’s a few months later and I have left my first IS semester behind. It’s been an experience, to say the... Continue Reading →

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