Unicorn Diaries Part 2: The C Word
Way before Migos, shout out Migos, I senior quoted Versace:
“In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.”
In the 10 years since, I’ve packed on some pounds, grown out my hair and picked up some skills, but not much else has changed fundamentally. I’m still default silly and believe in capitalism + meritocracy. The way I am now is actually rooted in a lot of struggle. I haven’t always been this action-oriented and butterflies & rainbows…
While I was at NCSSM, my mom went full cycle through Breast Cancer. It broke me. I watched the symbol of health and resilience in my life go through chemotherapy and unravel. I’ve never felt as powerless as I did then.
I was & I am a pretty chipper, positive guy, but given this uninvited guest in the concoction of usual teenage woes, I reached peak overwhelmed and went through a turbulent academic year
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