I was lying in bed, intertwined with my sheets while wrestling my thoughts longing to just fall asleep. I am naturally an over thinker so during restless nights like this, I start to feel bad for myself. I temporarily morph into that melodramatic emo kid circa 2010 and start to list off every negative aspect of my life rather than reflecting on the positive. I begin comparing myself to both friends and strangers, and allow it to drown out my own accomplishments and successes. The difference between now and then is that I have much more to be thankful for and proud of. The similarity is that no matter how much I have to be thankful for or proud of, I will always have a strong desire for more.
The next morning, I was aboard a Virginia bound train going to visit my family for a few days. That is when I realized how naive my thoughts during the previous night were. Sometimes you have to...
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