Tuesday, May 17 2022 - 6:05 AM

In Between

Jael Amador, a young adult living in New York City, writes about her journey through school, health habits, friends, spiritual discoveries, and more.

Thinking About Me

lady driving car

I have a teeny tiny red Toyota Echo. What’s that? You’ve never heard of the Toyota Echo? Well, that’s because they don’t make it anymore. …

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I Like My Face

two young women with hats on talking

For the past couple of months I’ve been mentoring a teen in my neighborhood. She’s incredibly intelligent, funny, and kind. I absolutely love spending time …

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My New Planner

daily planner

Every few months or so, I get frustrated with the lack of progress in my life and I spend money on a new (sometimes expensive) …

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Grandmother’s Singing

lady singing

My grandmother’s name was Luz. “Luz” means light in Spanish, and I honestly can’t think of a more fitting name. I’ve been thinking a lot …

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Harsh Feedback

Fledgling songwriters, some of whom I have never met before, often email me and ask me to listen to their music. I used to get …

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Needless Worrying

girl on sofa looking dismayed

Have you ever been watching a movie and all of a sudden realized that something absolutely terrible is about to happen? It’s a very familiar …

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Distractions

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I am never more diligent about house cleaning, doing laundry, and organizing my surroundings than when I have a deadline to meet. Usually, I’m pretty …

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You’re Too Small

little girl, smiling

“You’re too small!” As the youngest of three, I hated hearing that! My sister and brother are much, MUCH older than I am,* and growing …

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The New Jael

girl running

I’ve said this more times than I can count: I often feel bad for the people who don’t know my friends. I know that it …

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Starting Over

girl pulling her hair

Fairytales have ruined me. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been on a steady media diet of Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After. …

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