Forge
Published in

Forge

How You Lose Your Edge (and How to Find It Again)

“We waste our lives trying to recreate these zones of safety, which are always falling apart.”

Photo by Jay Mantri on Unsplash

Late one evening, my best friend and I walk home to my small apartment in Hollywood when two men emerge from the sidewalk and point guns at our bellies. Don’t scream, they say. It’ll be okay, as long as we don’t scream. My…

A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

IN PURSUIT OF HOPE

Covidopia: 3 Good Things to Emerge From This Crap

7 Things Worth Trying Once

Spaceman floating in water.

This Three-Letter Nemesis is Destroying You and Your Future

How Would You Describe a Home?

The Only Person Stopping You Living Your Best Life Is You

It Is All Up To You

Why I Think Reiki Is Bullsh*t But Not A Money-Making Scam (Necessarily)

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.

More from Medium

Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World

A man wearing a hoodie and sitting on a bench overlooking a lake.

7 Adaptation Strategies to Thrive in the Changed World

Why Do We Sleep? Science May Have Finally Figured It Out

4 Psychological Reasons You Should Write Your Worries Down on Paper