I live for those gentle winds against my thighs as I open my balcony door towards the tranquil rustling of tree leaves. I let myself dissipate into the anonymity of the darkness, reflecting upon the time in my life when I had feared the murky unknown for its beautiful uncertainty. I set my speaker down […]Read more "fall nights"
It’s raining. It’s always been raining. I accept the rain. I walk in the rain. I have always walked in the rain. I see people playing in the sun. I walk over to join them in the sun. I am burned by the sun. I walk back towards the rain. I invite them to join […]Read more "so/still alone"
Sometimes, I feel helpless. I don’t understand how I could have a deep desire to create meaningful connections with all of my friends in one second and suddenly become washed with a profound wave of despondency in another second. And when I am in a state of melancholy, the only thought that passes my mind […]Read more "i’m sorry, but i won’t make it to your party"
I received a job offer. I yelped. I called my mom. I took a nap. When I woke up, I had briefly forgotten about the past couples hours of my life. The same stresses still pervaded me. I still didn’t know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I still don’t […]Read more "the nature of recruiting is deeply unsatisfying"
I walked into OCR suite A08 and sat down on the other side of a wooden table in from two white men in suits. They have my resume in front of them. They ask me about my experiences. They ask me about the company. I answer promptly because I did my research. I read their balance […]Read more "don’t ask me how my first round went"
I am not successful. I am not happy. I am not thriving. I am not the person that graduated from my high school — an aspiring pre-med student full of hopes and aspirations. I am tired. Relented. Every night, I smoke a cigarette on my balcony when I come back to my off-campus home. I […]Read more "i don’t get it"
Hi Grant, Thank you for completing the assessments for the Summer Associate Internship Program role. After careful consideration, while we are impressed with your background and skill set, we feel that your strengths do not meet the current needs of our organization as closely as those of other candidates. Due to the high volume of interest […]Read more "the sad irony of recruiting"