Missing My Friends and Keeping My Stride

Two months have passed since this semester began. There have been several times since that first anxious day of junior year when I have found myself longing for the company of specific people in my life. I am still on campus for the next few months but like almost...

Feeling Sunk, Still Swimming

The end of sophomore year came like a sigh of relief in the middle of a series of exasperated gasps. I declared my major and immersed myself fully into my academics. I developed relationships with my professors. I became a “leader” in my favorite on-campus...

2016: NewYear&Company

Since I read my admittance letter for Pomona, I feel like the beautiful, complicated feeling of acceptance has become all the more foreign to me. Every moment I walk the pathways of the college, a wave of anxiety permeates the once welcomed state of content I...

To Become A Product for Tomorrow

“How do you really feel?” When I glance at this question online or hear it asked by my friends at school, I shyly submit to answering, “I am doing well” or “I am okay.” Although this is not exactly untrue, sometimes I feel as though...

The Second Phase

I was tired from a night filled with difficult goodbyes, as well as waves of thank yous when the fear arrived. In a myriad of laughs, I found myself reluctant to accept that my departure would initiate the next phase of my trials in college. How could I leave so soon?...