Paulina Pachel

Contrary to popular belief, my first name is not pronounced PAH-LAYNA. I am an intricate mix of flavors and you'll get a taste of them through my writing pieces; versatility and vulnerability go together like a fresh-baked croissant+coffee.

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Meet My Friend: Melancholic Smith
a month ago
I find solace in a dark room. The soft raindrops against my window actually feel comforting, but once again I find myself stuck inside my own mind. I’m racing through hallowed corridors, trying desper...
The Most Underrated Crisis: Quarter Life Crisis
5 months ago
It’s 2017 in Chicago. Harsh windy day as it is January and I just landed my first full-time job, on my 22nd birthday shortly three weeks after graduating college. I cancelled a trip to LA with my best...
Get a Clue: Why I Hate When Others Yawn
9 months ago
Nowadays, there is a word or a diagnosis for anything. Fear of spiders (arachnophobia) , fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of tiny holes (tryphophobia), or fear of clowns (coulrophobia). That being s...
Social Exhaustion: Understanding the Mind of an Introvert
9 months ago
Anxiety is something that was familiar to me since the early pre-teen stages, but at that time in my life I could not put my finger on what it meant. The symptoms of anxiety that I had been experienci...