It’s February 18th, meaning that one of the BTS boys is turning 25. J-Hope is one of BTS’ older members, the third oldest after Jin and Suga. Despite this fact, it’s hard to pinpoint this at times. J-Hope is known as the group’s sunshine. His energy and fluid dance movements are near impossible to miss and make him stand out in a crowd. His stage name comes from this fact, that he wants to be the one inspiring smiles and hope in others. His message is doing its work; J-Hope is my favorite, and my one of my role models. There are many things to appreciate about BTS’ dance machine, but for the sake of not writing a whole essay, I can keep it to five.
If you have anxiety like me, you know that it’s more than just a mental illness. Anxiety affects the body in some pretty intense ways. When anxiety hits, one area it hits hard is the stomach. Along with the brain, the gut has an incredible amount of nerves, making it a “little brain” of sorts. Because of this, the two are closely linked, and the digestive system can be upset by mental stress in the brain. It means that a healthy mind means a healthy body. Understanding this, it’s not difficult to see how constant anxiety can ruin the stomach. For me, I would throw up almost every day at my worst. I would be constipated or have the runs. Or worse, my stomach would just hurt, and I felt like I couldn’t eat or move. I was entirely helpless and even missed out on important dates, school, and hanging out with my friends as a result. It’s been a few years since I’ve felt that upset, but it’s all thanks to some incredible coping mechanisms. There’s nothing too special about them, but that’s the point. While they may not be easy to do when you're in the darkest of your anxious moments, they're easy in the sense that they're simple to do at home. You don't need special equipment or anything like that. With enough practice and baby steps, they can be daily practices.
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far from Home has been released. It’s already amassed millions of views and comments, praising the fun atmosphere and appearance of Mysterio. I can’t tell you much about Mysterio. Usually, when a new character appears, I try to look them up a little bit to see what they’re about. That way I can see the direction the movie may be headed in, and what the character’s powers are. However, after getting a little excited while watching the trailer, I quickly forgot about it. I’ve had zero interest in looking up anything to do with the new Spider-Man movie.
It’s been so long since we’ve seen Game of Thrones. Personally, it hurt me to go that extra year without my favorite drama. I love Game of Thrones more than anything else on TV. Though I’m excited for a prequel to see all the history of Westeros, I’m still sad the original series is ending. The creators know how big this is, because so far they’ve given us next to nothing, even with the final season to debut in less than three months.
Yes, that means it’s better than Spider-Man: Homecoming. I wasn’t planning on seeing Into the Spider-Verse. I was passing the movie theatre when I remembered that my friend was seeing it. I asked her if she was there, to which she said yes, and it was actually starting in five minutes. So I raced in, got my 3D glasses, and sat down for the ride. It was really, really great.