It's okay if you haven't figured it out. Think of it not as a constant battle but a perennial adventure. Don't forget to be kind to yourself and others.


  • I am displaced between the known and the unknown;


  • Please Look After Mom by Shin Kyung-sook
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  • Insurrecto by Gina Apostol
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller




  • "What is my life for and what am I going to do with it? I don’t know and I’m afraid. I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Yet I am not a cretin: lame, blind and stupid. I am not a veteran, passing my legless, armless days in a wheelchair. I am not that mongoloidish old man shuffling out of the gates of the mental hospital. I have much to live for, yet unaccountably I am sick and sad. Perhaps you could trace my feeling back to my distaste at having to choose between alternatives. Perhaps that’s why I want to be everyone—so no one can blame me for being I. So I won’t have to take the responsibility for my own character development and philosophy . . ." — Slyvia Plath, The Unabridged Journal of Slyvia Plath