As the semester began, I was just like any other student. Ready to see what the new semester brought with classes and other students. I began my final part of senior year and after five years of education, this was the final step.
In unprecedented times, we are battling not only the external threats, but the internal. With a lot of time on our hands, there’s pressure to accomplish so many things when, in reality, our body and mind are processing trauma.
I stopped at the gas station, not wanting to show up to see my auntie empty handed. It was a spur of the moment visit, as I was coming off a near emotional breakdown. I was coming off the biggest mistake of my life at the time, one I was sure would haunt me forever.