an ode to pets
There are certain things that every human needs to survive. Most of them are very basic needs that are necessary for our bodies to physically function- like food, water, sleep, and oxygen. Some are more arguable, like the need for technology or goals to aspire to achieve. But one thing people always seem to forget about is how dependent we are on companionship. If you've ever watched the movie Cast Away, then you know that it's hard to be stuck on a desert island without a friend to make you smile and support you. Any comrade helps, even if it's just a volleyball that you talk to which you also name Wilson.
welcome to miami!
Miami has an amazingly diverse population and really is such a unique city that in some parts of town, it's hard to believe you're really in America. I was able to visit the tropical, palm tree bearing, cuban-inspired community of Miami, Florida just this past December during my Winter Break. And I loved it.
here comes the sun
There's something vibrant and spirited about Spring that no other season can really compete with. It's the revival of people, animals, plants..... they just spring to life. I find it to be even a slightly liberating season, after being trapped inside from the dreary cold weather (even if you like snow, there's only so much you can take). You're able to rush into the outdoors to spend time basking in the sun and even garden a little bit to energize the nature around you. The blue skies reveal themselves, birds wander in and chirp their little songs, and the world no longer seems so silent and forgotten as it did in those minty winter days. Even rain is prettier when green leaves pop up to decorate the place, really!
I hate competing against others. It always makes me nervous and I tend to think that I'm doing everything wrong while they are doing everything perfectly. This is mostly why I don't play any sports (competitively, anyway) and if I do, I'm constantly laughing so that if I make a mistake, it looks like it's because I was acting playful and humorous. Basically, I'm a perfectionist. If I'm doing something, I have to be both confident and really good at it for me to think it's worth even a sliver of my time (this doesn't apply to homework- only hobbies and things I choose to do on my own). And after that, I have to keep on doing it because no, I don't like competing against others, but you better believe I'll compete against myself.