Author Archives: MysteriesOfLife

About MysteriesOfLife

“I’m a simple girl.” “You lied. You aren’t simple at all.” “Maybe I’m not. But if I said that, would you have stayed around to figure me out?”

Young Father

I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a child during college. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have married at 18. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have that kind of … Continue reading

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A Reoccurring Dream

After a long week of work and study, I collapse into my king-sized bed and throw the comforter over myself. The quiet humming of the AC calms me somehow as I snuggle into my blanket and close my eyes. Finally, … Continue reading

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Everything That Has Become My Life

A paper I wrote a couple years ago about my freshman year in high school reads: The room was crowded, the people noisy and the environment slightly intimidating. There were people sitting in the chairs, at the desks, on top … Continue reading

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I Can’t…

As much as I wish to help you through all the ups and downs, as much as I want to protect you from everything that is the pain of life, as much as I want for you to have everything … Continue reading

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Someone

In this period of time where nothing but work and study should be a priority, I find myself yearning for a little bit more time to spend with my friends…to spend writing my heart out…to spend exploring the beauty that … Continue reading

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An Escape, Please

I sat at my desk, scribbling away at some integrations from calculus class. A headache pounded my head after days depending on my caffeine intake, because I could never find myself able to go to sleep until it was too … Continue reading

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No, Thank You

You want me to follow your rules? You want me to follow your orders? I say, “No, thank you.” You want me to hide my true self and everything about me for your own facade. You want me to hide … Continue reading

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Chiến đấu.

One last time. One last straw. One last breath. One last war. I don’t want to walk away thinking I could’ve done something different, that I didn’t try hard enough, or that I missed something I could’ve had. I don’t … Continue reading

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UCLA 

She has worked through school by herself, her parents being people who only ever graduated high school but didn’t retain much. She was taught at a young age to always wear a mask for the people around you mean nothing … Continue reading

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A Letter I Never Thought I’d Write:

I am nineteen years old. I am Asian-American. I am a first generation college student. I am the product of who wonderful immigrants who had fallen in love. I am the daughter of a woman who had to live through … Continue reading

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