Looking For Alaska
This is Alaska. The reason this prompt seemed so natural to me is that I like to say that I have the best son in the world (as well as a monumental amount of bias, clearly). I consider my cat to be my own child at this point - as well as simply just a cute pet that people like to see. Having struggled with mental health issues and the fear of even leaving my house at one stage of my life, I thought he might distract me from myself, and caring for him would bring the purpose to my life that I so desperately needed. There was a lot of guilt and emotional turmoil that went into this decision, but overall it was a worthwhile one.
I didn’t consider the pain that would come along with death. The act of dying was a strange concept in the eyes of someone like me. I had come to realize that being a sheltered teenager left me with no sense of finality. My chest rose and fell like clockwork, my heart maintained its regular, subtle pace under my fingertips and I always counted on waking up with every sunrise. Thoughts like this occurred pretty naturally in my mind as an aspiring author, I was struggling with the idea of a new horror piece. I felt so deeply compelled to write a story based on reality that had no business existing in the real world, yet taking an element of history and turning it into something mystical and symbolic left a pit in my stomach.
What to Watch on Netflix According to Your Zodiac Sign
Considering how unique all the signs of the zodiac are, it's pretty clear that each one influences their own distinct perspectives and interests. Each sign tends to be entertained by different things and have various senses of humour, so there is a broad spectrum of content that will appeal to individual signs based on their commonalities.
Social Distancing According to Your Zodiac Sign
Considering the unexpected nature of the beginning of 2020, there is a lot that we must become accustomed to. Currently, (April, 2020) we are going through this global pandemic that is confining the majority of us to our own homes. Practicing social distancing and quarantining to keep others safe is extremely important, I want to make that clear.
A European Vending Machine Tour
I definitely can admit that incorporating vending machine options into your travel diet doesn't exactly sound the most appealing. BUT, you will not be disappointed by the seemingly untrustworthy food you will encounter in any hotel, train station, etc.
How To Date a Pisces
As one myself, I can lend a lot of experience to all of the complex traits that surround Pisces. It is mainly described as one of the most emotional and spiritual signs - especially due to its water element - but there is so much more behind it. Particularly in relationships, a Pisces will often act in unexpected ways that you may not be familiar with.
A European Food Tour Without the Meat
Being a Vegetarian/Vegan or having any sort of dietary restrictions while travelling can be a bit of a challenge honestly. Places like Europe tend to be pretty good with non-meat based options but it can still be hard to find things while "on-the-go" all the time. Depending on how you like to travel.
Anorexia Through Diary Entries
I would just like to preface that this is my real diary that I have kept for several years. As a person who has experienced many different mental health issues within that time, I find it interesting to go back to where it all started. I've also realized how helpful it is for people to see a glimpse of what certain disorders are actually like—no dramatization included.
Music Playlists Inspired by Your Zodiac Sign
While it may seem silly at first, I've found that looking into trivial things like the general taste in music for the zodiac signs has helped me to understand each one on a deeper level. I enjoy learning more about people as well as astrology as a whole, so I decided to put together some genres and moods that I think apply to the individual signs.
How to Date a Gemini
Similar to every zodiac sign, Gemini is a one of a kind sign. They are truly interesting people with their fair share of good and bad traits. So, it's pretty fun to look at Geminis from a romantic perspective. There is a lot to unpack here, trust me.
How to Date a Taurus
Between Aries and Gemini, Taurians are born April 20—May 21. Taurus is an Earth Sign, making them well known for their reliability, and down-to-earth personalities. Similar to every other sign—Taurus has its own good and bad sides to take into consideration when attempting to create a relationship or friendship with them.
What Will Happen When Earth Gets Hotter: Every Degree
A novel (one that I think everyone should read) called The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, serves as a guide to understand the details of climate change. An issue that is spoken about often ,but rarely actively addressed.