A Letter to Berlin

En Route to Doha QR082 16:34, Tegel Airport, Berlin After another round of travel anxiety (which has been frequent for the past few months), I’m finally sitting down and breathing better, and on my first flight home. Dearest Berlin, What an unforgettable summer it has been. I’ve spent my summers
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All is Well (For Now)

July 6 | Saturday | IRE 4727 |Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Most of the time, I consider my own life to be a film of some sort. Except, the catch is—I end up being the supporting actress, and not the main one.  Some days it becomes a sitcom, rarely a
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Staying Afloat

July 5 | 11:10AM | Tram 12 to Pasedagplatz Let me tell you a story. I tried to learn to swim when I was four. But the coach threw me into the water and ever since, I’ve never considered the water a friend. I never swam in beaches, always kept
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Why Worry?

June 27 | 20:09 | U6 to Hallesches Tor In the several episodes I’ve had (in my own movie I call “my life”) of feeling like I don’t deserve the good things in the world, I find myself now in this position of feeling like maybe I did deserve to
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Larger than Life

In the past week, I’ve experienced things that I think I’d only be able to have here in this city. First off, I cut my hair. I finally did it after being such an insecure coward. “My cheeks are so big!” “My face shape doesn’t work for short hair!” But
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My first month in Berlin

June 10, 2019 11:50AM M13 to Albertinenstraße So in the past week, I have found trust in people I met just a month ago, admitted my feelings for someone after six years of chickening out, unexpectedly reconnected with two old friends after two years and six months (respectively), and am
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