Tag: Ingredients of Fear

  • Chapter 6: Left Behind

    The older I get, the more wedding invites I receive, the more often people move away, and the more times I have to wave goodbye to my friends. This week, a three-part exploratory thought process on my struggle in making friends, my fear in being left behind, and my failure to adapt to the grown up world of professional networking.

  • Chapter 5: Inferiority

    Growing up my parents always taught me to be humble and to stay grounded, and over the years I somehow managed to ruminate that valuable lesson into a kidney stone of insecurity. They taught me not to boast about my achievements, so instead I learned to focus only on my failures.

  • Chapter 4: Being Gay

    I spent the first sixteen years of my life learning I should be true to myself because love is love regardless of gender, only to spend the next sixteen realizing the very people I’m naturally attracted to wants nothing to do with me.

  • Chapter 3: Coming Out

    At age sixteen, I came out to myself the only way I know how — with a website. Now I’m trying to do it all again with the Ingredients of Fear.

  • Chapter 2: Failure

    It’s one thing to be a perfectionist, but it’s another to be so paranoid of mistakes that we end up not doing anything, or worse, giving up. This is part two of my project Ingredients of Fear, where I would peel back the onion and reveal everything that’s been beating me down and holding me back inside.

  • Chapter 1: The Reset Button

    The good thing about moving so often is that you get to hit the big red reset button every single time to restart your life. Like a witness protection program I’m sent to a different city again and again, every time with the opportunity to be anyone I want to be.