Alejandro Melgar is a former fitness professional turned journalist. In his early thirties, Melgar has worked various vocations throughout his twenties, and is now cultivating his writing through fiction while continuing to write news.
Everybody Has an Opinion
Everybody has an opinion, and everyone can share that opinion for all to hear or read. The internet makes this possible through social media and other social channels; however, that opinion means nothing because it's a use of words as the pulpit to project feelings and other issues onto - at times.
Stress, Anxiety, and Suicide
School has started for me this month (which means more stress and anxiety), and with current events continuing to enter our lives, whether we realize it or not, it seems that our reactions to the environment around us could take hold of our thoughts and emotions.
Everyone is right, and Everyone is wrong - A review of "Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk
I didn't know what to expect when I picked up Lullaby. With so many events going on right now, and the polarizing environment of social media, I needed a break from all that. I wanted something relaxed, chill, maybe romantic. Well, this book is certainly romantic, but probably not the most relaxing. And despite my want to escape and ease my worries on our current political landscape, Lullaby provides an interesting response to current affairs, a message that can vary depending on your lifestyle and view of the world.
Top 10 Moments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
I never expected to enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the time of COVID-19, but it has been a pleasant surprise to say the least. The Canadian Olympic team (my home country) has shown some impressive resolve in certain competitions, like with women’s soccer, or the 10-person rowing.
I have to say that time on the street is a challenge in the city of Lethbridge, and I learned a lot about what I can do when faced with impossible hurdles to climb. I gained a sense of understanding for those that were less fortunate than me. Being on the street, for as long as I was, doesn’t compare to the lifetime that other people have had; in fact, it was a mere drop in the water if I were to compare.
There are many things, many ideas, many loves that we cling to and hold in our hearts. I know I still have a couple of them that I can't relinquish, like my love for ice cream, despite not responding well to it after I indulge myself (Damn you milk!).
The Start of Something New
You ever hear of those stories that involve an unknowing character that never tries anything, but is suddenly thrust into a new world that they would have never discovered had it not been for the intervention of something, or someone?
The winds whipped and pelted Dean as he walked from that deep blue cave. Ed, who was lost to the cavern, was still in Dean’s mind as he walked in the scorching heat, protected by his mask, goggles, and jacket that was made for the conditions.
“Warning: ALERT. ALERT. PROXIMITY TO MINEFIELD IS 20 METRES.” The figures moving through the sand-stricken village stop. A man covered in a multi-layered outfit of white and brown, with a helmet that covers his eyes and ears, turns to look at the other figure. He removes the scarf that covers his mouth.
Living behind a Façade
The life I have led has been one that has fed into my insecurities, rather than work beyond them or remove them. There are so many stories that I can share that highlight a time where I felt alone, afraid, or not able to fit in. But with my current life direction, the path I rest on feels just about right for this take, a feeling like a fish in the giant pond that is life.