Kiki’s Delivery Service

Written by Eiko Kadono and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of the most iconic Studio Ghibli films. The animation and art is very beautiful, along with the cute scenery of Kiki’s first home and the home she moved into. Based off of Kadono’s novel – Witch’s Delivery Service –  the movie is about a thirteen year old witch named Kiki who has finally come to the age when witches move out of their homes and find a town of their own to train for a year, building onto their powers. Kiki and her companion cat, Jiji, find a town in which Kiki begins a delivery service after running a small errand for the owner of a bakery. Because of the service, she ends up running an errand for a sweet old lady, but when delivering the parcel to the lady’s grandchild, the ungratefulness of the child led Kiki to fall into a rut that takes away her magic. 

Despite the simplicity of the movie and it’s cute antics, this coming-of-age film illustrates the feeling of being burnt out and how difficult it can be to overcome it. Kiki’s magic can symbolize any situation, talent, or such. In the beginning of Kiki’s business, she made a mistake and dropped a gift. While looking for that gift, she met a girl out in the woods working on her art who later on helps Kiki rejuvenate and find herself. The message within this small snippet of the movie is the struggles one faces when starting a new art/skill. Despite the hardships, however, you often meet the greatest friends during that journey who are also working to improve themselves and their gift. These relationships can last for a long time and in your time of artistic need, these people are some of the ones you should seek advice from – or even spend time with.

Another underlying message within was when she delivered the pie the old lady made to her granddaughter and the child’s response. The child’s ungratefulness despite Kiki’s effort to bring it to her in time – despite previous plans made – and the hard work of her grandmother wasted, Kiki became depressed and lost her magic powers. She couldn’t even communicate with Jiji anymore. What’s happening to Kiki is she’s feeling burnt out. As an artist or a human in general, there will come a time where it feels as though no matter how much effort you put into something it will always go unappreciated. This leads to becoming uninspired, burnt out, and pessimistic, especially when working too hard. In order to overcome this, Kiki went with her friend that she met in the woods – hence making good friends when going through your journey. There, she takes a break and is able to regain her powers once finding her determination again to save her friend in her new town. 

Kiki teaches us the importance of breaks and self discovery when developing a new skill or art. It’s such a fun, emotional journey that I recommend everyone go on. In those 103 minutes, Kiki becomes such a beautiful soul and grows to become a mature witch. It’s such a encouraging little story. 

Please, God, Give Me Freedom!

I typically do movie reviews, book reviews, other reviews of the like, but today I’m feeling a bit reflective so I’m gonna complain about my uninteresting start of 2020. I’m not gonna lie, though. This year has been so eventful internationally with the fear of WW3 and the corona-virus, but in my everyday mundane life? Definitely not. My days have been filled with school, eating, exercising, Disney+™, and finally sleep – and trust me, I’ve been fighting for my time to watch Disney+. I’ve gotta feed my Simpsons addiction. With all that, I was thinking about how I barely have the energy to watch my shows after school. I feel so burnt out after school, probably because it’s so close to the end of the year. But, geez, I wish I wasn’t so tired so I could actually do things that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

Like read! God, it’s been so hard for me to read lately. It seems like every time I try to sit down to read, I either get distracted or extra tired. I’ve been stuck on the same chapter of Beautiful Boy for at least three months. It’s genuinely the most obnoxious thing in the universe, too, because you literally just want to finish the book but you can’t because AH! You know what I mean? I have so many books just sitting on my shelf that are calling my name, but my bed is so enticing I just can’t help but to lay in it. Have you ever come back from an 8 to 5 school day, immediately walking over to a gym with terribly intense classes that you can’t keep up with, only to come back and trying to read after taking the most god-sent shower ever? Because, dude. It’s harder than staying awake at church after a Saturday debate tournament. T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E. 

And please do not get me started on all the k-dramas and anime I’ve been planning on watching for the longest. I keep seeing all the commercials and getting these recommendations, but I can’t even watch them. It’s so disheartening when you want to chase your childhood and watch what these creators have gifted to you, but the world keeps shoving reality into your face over and over again until you feel the need to nap or watch Tik Tok every free moment you get. PLEASE, I want my happiness back! Actually, it’s been a pretty good week, BUT STILL!

I really miss watching my shows and reading because people are out here being stingy with giving inspo. I’m suffering from lack of change and creativity! But in all seriousness, to my younger people, do not waste your free time. Do everything you love, grab that creativity, enjoy being able to keep your eyelids wide open. Lord, knows I can’t. Reality has been settling in and honestly, I’ve just been sitting back and observing. I mean, what more can you do than that? I’m too tired to fight back right now. I’ll write again after this much needed nap.



Yesterday, in early celebration of my birthday, my friends and I gathered in the 6th floor lounge to watch a movie. We’d decided on The Shining but it was no longer on Netflix. In search for a new horror movie to watch, we stumbled across Eli, and let me tell you, it was not at all what I thought it would be. 

Eli, a Netflix original, was released on October 18, 2019 and directed by Ciaran Foy – produced by Trevor Macy and John Zaozirny. Essentially, the movie is about a boy named Eli, given the title, and he was told that he was allergic to the outside. Whenever he touched something from outside of his hazmat suit or breathed in ‘unclean air’, he would break out into what he thought was hives which would burn his entire body. His father found a doctor that said she could help them cure the child. The mother, clueless to what this doctor would actually do, went along with the plan to get him help. Throughout the night, Eli would be ‘attacked’ by ghosts that were actually attempting to help him out of his predicament. Come to find out, the woman and her assistants were nuns attempting to reverse his genes. Eli was the son of the devil.

Now that we’ve established a brief-as-possible summary of the story, let’s look at everything that was a bit off with the movie and its plot line. I will say that it was not a terrible movie. It wasn’t even a bad movie. However, there were things in the movie that really could’ve been improved upon to turn the movie into something so fantastic and interesting.

Repetition was something that I noticed was very prevalent within the movie. The scenes began to repeat themselves as far as the situations go. Eli would be attacked by the ghosts that haunted the care home and they would reveal a piece of evidence about the ‘doctor’ and what she was doing to him during the procedures. He would then get caught and tell his parents what was happening. Each time they wouldn’t listen, and each time he would throw an angry fit. It’d gotten to the point where you could basically predict what was going to happen in a scene. It was a bit flat.

His mother and father weren’t so much static as they could’ve just been varied a little more in emotion. Their reactions to situations were basically the same reaction as situations before that, for the most part. It made the audience develop an early on stereotype about the pair and it lessened the drama that the writers and the team was going for. 

It seemed that their need for dramatization was dire because they attempted to use a character on the outside of the building to draw it out of the story. However, they abused the addition of such a character. The most that she did was basically get Eli to talk more about what was happening to him. It seemed like a waste of opportunity and a waste of a potentially good character.

To top it all off, the ending seemed a bit thrown together. It was very interesting, sure, but it wasn’t enough. This is when Eli is randomly thrown into a ritual dungeon where the bodies that belonged to the ghosts that were helping him get out were buried. We find out a little too quickly and randomly that those ghosts were his half-siblings, including the underused character I mentioned before. Now, in itself, it’s a very interesting concept but it was brought up too quickly. You see, the ending is him becoming his ‘ultimate form’, inverting his father’s face for trying to stab him, and turning nuns into upside down crosses and burning them. I must say, with that much action, introducing all this new information about this character’s relationships in the very end of the movie is a bit too much. The underrated character is waiting outside while Eli and his mother walk out of the burning building. The character explains that not only she was his half-sister, but so was the others. She then proceeds to take them to hell to see Lucifer. Very anti-climatic, yeah?

The movie was pretty adequate for entertainment purposes, I assume, but there was so much potential. The creators gave themselves opportunities to make the movie so powerful and shocking but didn’t take it with as much force as they should’ve. On a scale of five stars, it’s gonna have to be a three for me. 

Here’s to New Life

It’s finally 2020 – the ‘Roaring 20s’, if you will – and it’s the year that I thought would never come. It’s the year of adulthood, ultimate responsibility, and becoming more than what I thought I was last year. As a kid, I constantly talked about wanting to graduate and become an adult because of typical preteen angst. However, being a senior in high school and having adulthood look you straight in the face is a bit scary. In starting my senior year, I was sort of afraid of what the future would hold, especially when looking for colleges and what the costs were. I began to panic because I felt that I wasn’t ready for whatever was about to come. Eventually, my viewpoint began to change and little by little I began to receive these opportunities that guaranteed my future because of the work I put into determining what I want to do with my life. 

To those of you who find yourself worrying about your futures, it’s okay. It’s okay to worry, as it’s a natural part of life, but try not to always get so caught up in what you fear you cannot do. I will give you a huge tip on this type of issue, though. Grind while you can. “Work hard now so you play hard later.” I heard that so much and never took that into consideration. To be completely honest, I thought it was a little stupid when I was younger because I had the thought that regardless, you still had to constantly work hard for what you wanted your entire life. But that’s just really not the case. When I started to work harder last semester and put my full focus on the things I wanted, I was able to get such satisfying results. And it is the best feeling I’ve ever experienced. Getting accepted into my first college was such a big achievement to me. I had been stressing to the max because of an irrational fear of not being able to get into a good college yet I’ve been accepted into six colleges and counting. I even got into my dream college and it’s an honor to even have been accepted, even if personal circumstances do not allow me to go. My writing, which I worked so hard to improve over the past few years, got me that opportunity along with scholarships. 

And, I promise you, it’s not as hard as you think. It’s only a matter of breaking old habits and teaching yourself discipline. Will it take hard work? Yes. But you’ve got to want it. I remember sitting down last year and having my own type of consolation to figure out what I wanted to do. There was no more time for slacking and I needed to get my head out of the clouds. Even this year, I had moments where my head was stuck in the clouds, but I was able to ground myself again and become more realistic. 

It’s been stressful but it’s been fun. I’ve got 14 days to enjoy my childhood and then it’s just that. Sure I have a couple months of school that’ll serve as extra time but there’s a new door that I’m prepared to open. And I want to pass down the motivation that’s gotten me to where I am today. Be the best version of yourselves and work hard for your future. Do it for yourself. : ) 

A Silent Voice *Spoilers*

A Silent Voice is a movie written by Reiko Yoshida and directed by Naoko Yamada about a young girl by the name of Shouko Nishimiya who was relentlessly bullied in school by a young boy, Shoya Ishida. Years later, Shoya meets Shouko again. He desperately wants to make amends after spending years of not being able to look at people and feeling as if those around him were judging him relentlessly. The movie beautifully portrays the determination of shaping trust and building friendship despite the struggles and obstacles that may come about through that journey. 

The plot line is a very intense one, throwing many fans through loops and an emotional roller coaster that no one honestly expected. They utilize the typical “mean girl” stereotype that are usually in the stories like these. There are characters they make you learn to hate by their voices alone. For examples, a character by the name of Naoka Ueno threatened Shouko continuously for hanging out with Shoya causing Shouko to be too scared to talk to him. Shoya, the typical bully who has found some type of solace, makes the audience emotionally confused because of the fact that they don’t know whether to hate him for the terrible things he did to Shouko, or forgive him because he is trying to make up for what he’d done. 

Shouko, though the typical innocent girl, came with many surprises along the way. With Shouko being deaf, she cannot speak that well. However, in many of the more intensely emotional parts, she uses her voice to talk to Shoya and express how she feels. Hearing her struggling with her words and emotions makes the movie very hard to watch without shedding some tears. She even goes as far as attempting to end her life because she feels that her disability is a weakness and a hindrance to everyone’s life around her. 

I think of this movie as a PSA, as well. It really portrays the struggle of someone with a disability and it’s sad to say that a lot of things that happened in the movie could definitely be something that happens in reality. People with physical disabilities are often discriminated against more than one would think. Countless times, people have been mocked for the way they talk and their mannerisms all because they are different. Shoya was cruel to Shouko when they were younger when all Shouko wanted was to be friends with him. The theme behind the movie is practically ‘do unto others as you would want them to do unto you’ or even ‘respect those who are different from you’. The movies shows that karma will come back to you when you are cruel to people and you can either run from fixing that situation, or you can pay the price and make the amends that you should. 

Overall, the movie was beautiful. The animation and art captures the audience in the way a fantasy would. The audience are always immersed and it is a movie that will have you at the edge of your seat. 

O R A N G E – Takano Ichigo

“An epic love story across time.”

Over the years, there has been on-going excitement in the anime community. On March 13, 2012, a well written and illustrated manga – Orange – debuted in Japan by mangaka Takano Ichigo. The manga is illustrating the story of a group of friends, Naho, Azusa, Hagita, Suwa, and Takako, sending letters to themselves in the past – their junior year – in order to prevent the suicide of their short friend, Kakeru. When Naho, the main character, receives her letter, she takes it lightly. The letter entails what she should and shouldn’t do on that day. She disregards the letter as a prank and goes to school. However, she notices that everything the letter said would happen that school day, happened – including that Kakeru’s mom would commit suicide if he were to hang out with them after school. Naho begins to take the letters seriously and reads them. The letters give her a daily task to do in order to stop the future that had already occurred once. As the story goes on, Naho and her friends – who also received letters – fight to make Kakeru’s life bearable. They want to take his burdens off of his shoulders. All the while they help him, Naho’s love for Kakeru grows stronger by the day and vice versa. It becomes an emotional roller coaster for the audience, for they don’t know what will happen next or if Kakeru’s life could be on the line at any moment. It’s a balance between personal needs/wants and sacrifice to help friends.

 The writing style is amazing and the art helps the reader become more invested in the story line. Instead of writing generic endings and conflict, Takano Ichigo allows the story to stray from the cliche situations as needed. It makes the reader become addicted to the story and want to know what comes next. The story fits under the “slice of life” genre of writing. It gives realistic situations somewhat unrealistic qualities and sends the audience on a journey of feeling as if we were actually in both Naho and Kakeru’s shoes. The manga does, however, deal with some very touchy topics that can be very difficult to write about. One topic is time travel. Science fiction is already a difficult topic to touch on. Although the genre wasn’t the main type of genre the author was trying to go for, the entire plot line evolved around it. They didn’t elaborate on the specifics of how the letter got to the past, which some were fairly disappointed in, but if the author were to elaborate, it would take away from the story. It also emphasizes the effects of depression and how those around a person suffering from poor mental health are affected. Mental health is taken fairly lightly in Asian countries, which is why Orange has become such an iconic manga. The only issue with the story was that the ending was very abrupt. It wasn’t satisfying. There were a lot of things said and planned in the story that seemed to guarantee and longer ending filled with what happened throughout the years. However, right after the climax, there wasn’t much of a falling action or a definite resolution. It was rushed and seemed to be thrown at the end almost as if the author didn’t know how to end it. 

Despite such, the manga is a very good read and is very intriguing. It definitely paved the way to a different type of manga genre. 


Talking to the Moon – KREAM (크림)

A/N: If you would like, please listen to this song as you read this article. Enjoy!

English Translation: 

I know you’re somewhere far away,
The night when the blue star lights me up in the room. lean on the window

Wait for the clouds to wobble in the wind
When the full moon gets an eclipse in my submerged pupil

Talking to the moon
Stay up all night with my eyes open
Talking to the moon
Maybe you’ll see the moon and talk to me

I expect like a fool
Try to call you but can not reach
Please, oh please, my baby

Someday when you listen to my voice in your dreams
Open your lips. Don’t hesitate to answer. You miss me too

Wait for the clouds to wobble in the wind
Heart filled of longing
When the full moon gets an eclipse in my submerged pupil

Talking to the moon
Stay up all night with my eyes open
Talking to the moon
Maybe you’ll see the moon and talk to me

I expect like a fool
Try to call you but can not reach
Please, oh please, my baby

Talking to the moon
Stay up all night with my eyes open
Talking to the moon
Maybe you’ll see the moon and talk to me

I expect like a fool
Try to call you but can not reach
Please, oh please, my baby

KREAM, or Kim Do Hun, is a Korean Indie singer and songwriter that is fairly underground in the K-Indie fan community. According to CelebMix, he debuted in 2014 after going through eight years of training in order to be an ‘idol’ (what Korean groups/singers are called). He went into the entertainment industry wanting to become an idol member. After a while, KREAM decided that he would rather write and perform his own music in order to personally touch the hearts of whoever was willing to listen. With that decision in mind, he set off and debuted as a solo artist under the production label KREAM Records – his own label. KREAM has written some of the most beautiful, emotional music I have ever listened to since the start of his career. Many of his songs varying in feel and topic. However, one song in particular drew me into Do Hun and allowed me to connect with him for those three minutes and twenty-two seconds that he graciously provided us.

In CelebMix’s interview, he stated that the most important part of writing a song is the emotion and conditions of a moment. He says that his personality changed throughout his career; he became calm and poetic. In one of  his most popular songs, “Talking to the Moon”, it seems as if Do Hun was writing the lyrics with his soul itself being the pen and ink. He expresses his change in personality through the song itself. Within the first few minutes of the song, there’s a wave of emotion that the audience can’t particularly identify. It feels as if there’s a mixture of peace, sorrow, lonesomeness, and emptiness all within the lyrics of the song and mingled with the emotional power that he sings with.

The lyrics describe his relationship with the ‘moon’ which could symbolize a lover, or an emotion; I personally feel as if it’s a combination of both. Regardless of the symbolism, he personifies this moon and his words hold so much sorrow whilst trying to get a hold of this love of his. The moon won’t respond to him, but every night he continuously stays awake in order to reach his love. It describes the sorrow of not being able to be there for the one you love. He paints a mental and auditory picture of constantly asking the moon to relay his messages to the one he loves and not getting the answer he desperately wants. His voice sounds as if it’s driven him to have this conversation with the moon out of habit, eventually, and he’s pleading in sadness. A lyric that stood out to me was, “Wait for the clouds to wobble in the wind, heart filled of longing, when the full moon gets an eclipse in my submerged pupil.” When a person loves someone, it’s said that their pupils dilate – or get bigger. The lyric expresses that even though he can’t have his love and is sorrowful because of it, his love is still strong. The moon has become his love, serving as a stand-in for his lover, which makes his love feel stronger when he talks to it. He uses repetition as well to portray the constant cycle of going back and forth trying to get to this person. It’s like a routine. It highlights the determination of his heart and mind and the despair that he feels. The repetition makes his goal feel hard to reach. It’s disappointing.

The overall tone of the song feels dream-like and it can send anyone into a trance. It’s filled with hidden symbolism and heaviness withing the words he sings. There’s not many songs that I find that make me feel the way “Talking to the Moon” does. I feel trapped but at peace at the same time. His words feel like a blanket wrapping around the listener and feeling it with sorrow and peace simultaneously. This was truly one of his best songs and he portrays the emotion so well with each performance and recording. 

To Kim Do Hun,

Thank you for being a light in my life and others’ – for allowing us to listen to your heart.


© Translation provided by Genius Lyrics:

© CelebMix Interview:

The Rose That Grew From Concrete – A Poetry Collection

Many people knew the late Tupac Shakur as a legend – one of the original kings of rap. He inspired many people of his time of glory and fame to express themselves through rap and speak their truths with words. His words touched the hearts of artists and non-artists and people like The Hate U Give‘s author, Angie Thomas. He was the Tupac. Though he was musically poetic, there are those who aren’t familiar with his literary works and if they are, they only know about The Rose That Grew From Concrete, the poem; however, The Rose That Grew From Concrete is not just a poem. It is an autobiographical poetry collection filled with descriptors and analogical words that en-captured Tupac Shakur as the man that he was – the man he wanted the world to see. 

One tactic that is seen throughout his poetry is embedded in the language used throughout the collection. In fact, it isn’t hard to find. It’s in plain sight, hiding no secrets from the reader. It was a way of being raw and showing the audience that he had nothing to hide from them. This was his heart on paper – in words. Tupac used what we call today “texting slang”. Of course, that would not be the first thing I’d say about his writing scheme while talking to another about the work at hand. However, a lot of the language is shorthand. He used letters and numbers like ‘u’ and ‘2’ for ‘you’ and ‘to’. It was very simplistic. Although, I do believe he purposely wrote in that way to emphasize the underlying message and the power behind it. His words showed that even if you don’t speak in big words and fancy phrases doesn’t mean you don’t have power in your words. You just have to listen and pay attention regardless of speech or education or your background.

Another genius tactic that Tupac utilized was the length of his poetry. Most of his poems are under a minute long and a lot of the time he wrote in one brief stanza. In doing so, he gives the reader a longer opportunity to let the words sink in. An example of such from the collection is his poem What of Fame?The poem is three lines long and he uses little capitalization. The words are brief and short. However, after even the first read, the reader gets an “ahh” moment. The words are short and simple but the many meanings that it carries gives the words baggage, making them heavy on the tongue, heart, and mind. The shortness of the poems overall could also be interpreted as the shortness life holds. Nearly all of Tupac’s poems addressed the baggage of life and what it was like to live in his shoes. He spoke the pain of life. In doing so, he added to the pain of life by providing the shortness of it in his words and stanzas. Brief, but heavy. 

Tupac wanted to touch the hearts of many in this poetry collection. He was raw and allowed himself to spill his guts to those who dared to read. It is safe to say that any reader of this collection should be grateful to have read art. There is no recreation to his work – it stands alone. It stands tall and though short, they carry more heaviness and baggage than most people could imagine their lives having. That was the life of Tupac Shakur. 


to the future

Junior year is now coming to an end and I feel like this is a time to reflect. There have been good and bad times at MSA but it was a growing and learning period. I hope that all of you take the time to reflect on this year and even address something to your senior self.

To the Carter of next year,

I hope this finds you well, dude. This is it. You’ve made it. You’re about to start your senior year and we both know that’s something you’re reluctant to do. I think you’ve got it, though. There’s been a lot of change with us this junior year. You’ve found out so much about yourself that you never knew. You’ve grown. I remember saying that I wanted to find myself and learn things that I never knew about myself. Well, guess what. I did. You did. Isn’t that wild? It’s even crazier because this is just the beginning. There is so much more to explore and find out and it seems like there’s not enough time to do so. I just wanna say this: make time. Make time to figure yourself out, please. For us. I honestly just wanna thank you for sticking with this school through the highs and lows. There were times back home when you were discouraged to even apply for this school. People told you that you weren’t gonna go anywhere or that it’d be hilarious if you tried this hard and still didn’t get in. Well, guess what. We got in. And, yeah, there were times you wanted to give up and quit. Your mental health got bad and you pushed so many people away. You even hurt people without even meaning to – but you made amends. You made amends and you got your crap together and said that you wouldn’t quit. Keep it together. Don’t quit. No matter what, you cannot quit. Don’t let anyone deter you from what you want to do. Don’t you dare let anyone get you to stop what you’re doing. You’ve worked so hard for this. Too hard, I might add. You’ve worked too hard to get where you are today. You may come back to MSA a different person but don’t let your goals waver. Only make them greater. It may get hard but you’ve gotta fight those hardships. Please, don’t be scared. This year will bring you happiness and success. You’ve just gotta claim it as ma would say. You got this.

– Imani Skipwith-Carter

you’re gonna be just fine :)

Hi!!! It’s me, of course. Can you believe there’s literally two weeks left until we’re officially seniors and, seniors, you’re gonna be college freshmen because I legitimately cannot. It’s such a weird thing to think about because I remember telling my grandma and my mom that I wasn’t gonna grow up and that was that but here I am. I’m 17 years old with adulthood standing at the doorway of college holding a baseball bat with nails. Haha, but I’m sure it won’t be too bad, right? It’ll be so weird to spend two whole months not constantly surrounded by a bunch of angsty teenagers and having a bathroom and room completely to myself. I always fuss about dorms but I’m so used to it now that it’s gonna be weird without it.

Anyways, I’m not trying to be sentimental or nostalgic, here. That wasn’t what I was gonna talk about. I’ve noticed that with the school year coming to an end, everyone seems to be a little on edge – whether it be noticeable or unnoticeable. Everyone’s worried about one thing or another here and there. Heck, I’m most definitely worried and stressed but I just wanted to put that aside to pretty much tell you that you – you that’s sitting here reading this mushy crap – are okay. Whatever you’ve been keeping trapped up there in that forever racing mind of yours – it’s okay. And if you feel that it’s not okay and that it probably won’t be okay for a while, that’s okay, too. As my roommate Kerri Bland would say, “It’s okay, baby.” It is okay to be okay and it is okay to not be okay. Society tries to drive in our head that if everyone’s okay, you should be okay or if no one’s okay, you shouldn’t be. But, that’s not the dealio here, buddy. If you ain’t gucci, you just ain’t gucci right now. That is completely fine. But I just wanted to let all of you that you’ve got someone. You’ve got me if you don’t have anyone else. We can be okay together or we can even be un-okay together. Regardless of what kind of okay we are, I’m still gonna have you guys’ back. It’s gonna be a hard transition for some or it may be easier for others, but I just want you all to know that all of it is for a purpose. All the stress that we feel now – all that hard work that you might’ve been pouring into everything these past few months are worth something. Nothing you do right now is gonna lead to nothing. With that being said, you’re gonna be just fine. 🙂