In 2020, I was busy with, I don’t know, surviving a worldwide pandemic while trying to finish my second semester MA courses virtually (good-bye, Shanghai 😢 ), so I didn’t read for fun as much as I would have liked. Regardless, here’s my very late round-up of what I read in 2020. Bolded are my highlyContinue reading “Pandemic Year 1 (2020) Book Round-Up”
I agonize over this as anyone with existential anxiety does, but especially so as a creator. What does it mean to make a difference in the world? Why are so many of us determined to leave our marks? Who are the people who have reconciled with the marks they will make versus won’t/once wished to?Continue reading “What Does It Mean to Make a Difference in the World?”
Minor spoilers ahead. In spring 2021, I read Revenge of the Sluts by Natalie Walton (also titled Those Kinds of Girls in the UK and some other Commonwealth countries), a literary young adult (YA) fiction novel published by Wattpad Books. Wattpad as a whole fascinates me due to its claim to pick books to publishContinue reading “Book Review: Revenge of the Sluts by Natalie Walton”
I’m not discouraged, but I now realize I’m in a place where I need to stop seeking validation. This is something I’ve been working through in my own life and somewhat in therapy, but I believe it’s time I put it fully to practice. For that reason, I’ve decided I’m going to stop submitting andContinue reading “Taking a Step Back: Reflecting on Writing and Validation”
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Hi, I’m Alyssa. I’m a writer, theatre artist, ESL instructor, and MA student just sharing my thoughts. If something resonates with you, I’m glad!
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