I'm a bit late to the We Heart It article party, but here I am, fully embracing it by writing an article to present myself. Thank you for clicking on this, and please enjoy~

1. What is your favorite time of the day?

Mid-afternoon, when the sun is out and the smell of fresh air permeates the house.
I can dance wildly down the hallways and raise the music as loudly as I like without parents (or pants!) to hinder me.
I feel warm and free as I sunbathe in the joy of my own existence.

I recommend listening to, “Shut Up and Dance” by the band Walk the Moon, covered by Devin & Kyle.

aesthetic, window, and tumblr image
Source: <oliviahazeldine> on instagram [https://www.instagram.com/p/BET5SkTvAvs/]
Image by AIZAWA 1992
Source: first hearted by <AIZAWA 1992 (@ratchadaporn_chaingsar)> on WHI

2. What time of the day do you least enjoy?

When night falls and the house I was just dancing around in feels exponentially emptier.
Everyone else has returned from their jobs to enjoy dinner with their families, while I silently cook a single-portion meal for myself.
My heart aches, and I can’t stop the loneliness from creeping in.

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Source: first hearted by <comatose (@uglyloser)> on WHI
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Source: first hearted by <MILK (@3racha)> on WHI

3. What are you the most insecure about?

My underweight appearance is something I've been ashamed of since elementary school. In a family and culture that values having curves and some "meat on your bones," I find it difficult to feel feminine or sexy with my bony butt and small chest. I have tried gaining weight in the past, but at this moment, I’m just striving to become healthier.

Inspiring Image on We Heart It
Source: Serena Williams for Nike, original quote from her 2015 interview with Good Morning America (http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/serena-williams-seeks-make-history-us-open-33430321)
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Source: <kelseywells> on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BHiW11yA_8o/?taken-by=mysweatlife)

4. What is something you're working on?

I have a deep respect for people who state their opinions, whether online or beyond the screen, despite the audience of judgement they face. As odd as it seems, I find it courageous to take a stance on a topic and be vulnerable to criticism. This open vulnerability, authenticity, and courageousness is something I am trying to cultivate in myself.

However, I have a long way to go. Right now, I can’t even raise my hand in class without my heart racing and face flushing red from the fear of being wrong.

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Source: <acciolesbians> on tumblr (I can’t access their tumblr since I don’t have an account myself, but here’s a reblog with the link http://internal-acceptance-movement.tumblr.com/post/110023530882)
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Source: couldn't find where the image was originally posted, but created by artist <Kot Bonkers> (http://kotbonkers.bigcartel.com/ and http://kotbonkers.tumblr.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/ilovekotbonkers/)

5. What do you constantly hunger for?

I crave having candid, 2AM-type conversations with others.
Forget the awkward, icebreaker questions that are forcefully asked at the beginning to the school year.
I want to learn about people’s childhood homes and what keeps them up at night. I want to learn about their biggest regrets and what keeps them going after a long day.
Unfortunately, the people around me are fairly guarded, so I am honored when someone decides to share their innermost thoughts with me.

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Source: also not sure where image was originally posted, but created by artist <Kendra Yee> (https://www.kendrayee.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/kendrayee/?hl=en)
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Source: <pretty-sleeping-sickness> on tumblr (http://pretty-sleeping-sickness.tumblr.com/post/45988367241)

And that wraps up the end of this article!

If any part of this article resonates with you, then feel free to message me. I don't plan on writing anymore articles, but if you have any feedback, I'd love to read your comments.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and getting to know a bit about me!

Cover image source: <azucenamontero> on tumblr (http://azucenamontero.tumblr.com/post/125304997904/adamjk-giving-away-postage-stamp-lapel-pins-on)