I’m Misha if you haven’t already guessed. I’m a 23-year-old writer who created this blog many years ago to find an outlet when I had none. I wanted to start over in the same space I created, something I’ve been known to do in my personal life as well.

There is this person that I used to be and the person that I am now. I find myself looking back a lot, wondering how we could be the same. You’ll find bits and pieces of her in these posts. I’ve come to terms with the fact that she isn’t all that bad. That she isn’t ‘too much’ either. She was just afraid — and sometimes when I begin to feel the fear all over again, I begin to feel her too.

Here you’ll find what I’ve learned from my travels, my relationships, and my depression (that creeps up on me every now and again). I used to see the world as bitter and cold and sometimes, I still see it that way. But there was a moment that I decided I had to be the warmth. That was the only way I could survive. I had to be the warmth for myself and for my loved ones. That’s really when it all changed for me.

As I’ve mentioned, I’m only 23. I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I also have a lot to share if you’ve got time for a story or two.