French enthusiast, non-binary trans person, artist, writer, lover of animals, space, and the right for every living thing to experience their existence authentically.
Pronouns: they/them (English) iel (French)
"This Ain't a Scene, It's a" Way of Life
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, angst is defined as "a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity." As a result, the definition of teen angst would be the same, just... applied to teenagers. So what about this exactly makes teen angst so cringy or invalidating? Looking back on my teen years, I can say with absolute certainty that I had a lot of angst- and it was almost always justifiable. Hell, even now, In my mid-twenties, I still have angst. Anxiety, apprehension, and insecurity can happen to anyone, at any time. This includes teenagers, too.
Coloring Outside the Lines
First, I was pink- The softness of a petal; The glow of a sunrise; The calm of a sunset; The sweetness of cotton candy;
Small Ripples Make Big Waves
In our current climate- social, political, and yes, environmental- going more eco-friendly is a big talk of the town. A lot of pressure is put on daily life, rather than the large companies that are truly responsible for the state of our world. This focus needs to change in order to truly protect our planet, however, it doesn't hurt to implement some of these changes in the small scale too. This can also assist, and put pressure on these big companies, as we stop giving them our money.
There I was, on my little boat, happy as could be. I was sailing the ocean, trying to find my place in this world. The day was bright, the sun shining in a clear blue sky. Not a cloud in sight, my hopes high, spirits light, I sailed on towards the distant horizon, so far off I couldn't see even a glimpse of it.
There's Variety Down River
Downriver, there are countless eateries of all kinds. You've got various Mediterranean places, Asian cuisines, pizza joints, mom and pop coney islands, Mexican restaurants- you name it, we got it. When there's this much to choose from, it can be a bit daunting to try and figure out where to go, if it'll taste good, if the price is right, and if the environment is hospitable. Let's look at some of my top picks, yeah?
"I Do" Thrift
As a plus size person, who is very particular in what I wear, trying to find clothing in a thrift store is next to impossible. So much so, that I rarely go in them anymore, and usually only will if I’m looking for furniture or something cheap for my home. Because, like many young Americans, I am not far above the poverty line- if I’m even at it. As such, I don’t really have the money to spend on brand new items, or anything at all really.
The Difference of a Year
*Content Warning: talk of addiction, loss* Today, April 9, 2021, marks one year. One year since my grandmother died. One year since I relapsed. One year clean. One year of changes and progress and celebrations and loss and countless other events. One year of difference.
Whispers of Relapse
* Another night- Another fight- Between Me, Myself, and I. I have the reason; I have the right; I can't escape this Plight.