A Breathe Of Fresh Air Essay

1766 words - 8 pages

Taeyeon’s POV:
 

We were back at the dorm after another full day of schedules. I lazily laid down on my bed, being completely exhausted both mentally and physically. The day had felt so long and a headache was growing in my head. I closed my eyes and massaged my temples, an action I’ve been doing a lot lately.
 

Even after 7 years of schedules, my body has yet to get used to the daily routine of fatigue. Coming home day and night after working all day got quite stressful. I had learned to smile through the pain, but no matter how well I mask it, the pain is still apparent.
 

Whether my back is turned away from it or not, it was still there. And it stayed there like a shadow. Lingered ...view middle of the document...

It is an occupation that makes me start doubting myself of who I am. They are both invisible to me and that is what makes it so difficult to find when you need it.
 

But standing on stage takes away my doubt. It is what reminds me why I’m still here. The fact that people are willing to listen to me is enough for me to enjoy what I do and yearn to do it more. Being able to do it with my members is a bonus. They excel in the thing’s I lack and have shown me how to improve in it. They inspire me to change myself to become a better person. To try breaking out of my shell, the shell I have been trapped in since the moment I forgot I had another life.
 

My life as Kim Taeyeon. The little lost child who never understood what the road I took will lead to. The lost child who performed for herself. In what seems like a blink of an eye, the lost child has turned to a member of the nation’s girl group ,having it’s burden on their shoulder in every performance.
 

Deep inside I’m still a child; just a child who doesn’t understand their surroundings and how it is to be someone else. I am now a child who performs for others and never just a performer for myself.
 

But unlike other children, I am shackled down, watched, and judged for every action, every facial expression, and every mistake - mistakes even in the simplest form that others don’t get criticised for. But then again I am not considered part of “others”, I’m Girl’s Generation.
 

There were times I felt so empty, however, as if I was nothing like I was air itself. It was not until my members opened my mind to look into their eyes that I noticed I was not alone in this. It took me a while to realise that it was never just about me since we became a group; that it was always about us.
 

But I’m fine with that. They were able to pour water in my empty cup. They were able to paint in my empty canvas. They were able to write in my vacant book. They were able to make me feel like something, like nothing is actually something. They are the beginning, middle, and end of my story. I still have an endless supply of pages to go, and so does the SoshiBond.
 

I accepted his task because there is a tear in our book… and I was the cause of it. Like everyone else, I wish to fix it. Not because of guilt, but because of something else - something so much more.
 

I wanted to tell the other members, but I didn’t want to burden them and put the weight from my shoulders on theirs. They were already carrying the same load as I was. I couldn’t ask for more. They had already been past giving me my needs to the point I learned how to want. And the more I thought about it, the more it felt like my mind would explode.
 

I let out a sigh to release my slight frustration.
 

“You okay, Taeyeon-ie?”
 

I opened my eyes and look towards my roommate.
 

“Just tired,” I answered with a smile.
 

“Aigoo Taeyeon-ah. When are you not?” Sunny teased.
 

“When we don’t have schedules,” I mumbled with slight resentment towards...

Find Another Essay On A Breathe of Fresh Air

Fuel, Air and Heat: A Comparison of Those Things in Our lives that Spark Our Fires

1063 words - 5 pages my best friend and partner Morgan. She saw through the smoke and ashes and knew I was somewhere in there. Like a pilot light igniting a stove, she gave me the necessary push to rebuild my momentum. But while heat is important to initiate burning, it is of no use if you lack the ability to burn. This is why air is important. All fires need air. Air is the independent spirit, the untamable liberty to do whatever one can imagine. Without the

Hot Air Balloons - How they work, how they comply with laws of thermodynamics, and how to create a home-made balloon

550 words - 2 pages states that raising the temperature (T1) will also increase the volume (V2), in order to keep the equation true. Generally, air is heated through the use of propane burners. When ignited, the volume of the gas increases but the balloon cannot expand much, so air will escape out of the bottom of the balloon. Eventually, enough air will escape that the balloon will become lighten enough to take flight. Lowering air density in a balloon without losing

"The Struggles of an Individual" This essay compares two books, October Sky, and Into thin Air. This leads the author to a few conclusions about his life and what he is becoming

880 words - 4 pages Sometimes in life, we make goals not worthy of completion. In mountain climbing, one's goal is to reach the top of the mountain. To accomplish this goal, one needs a strong team of climbers each willing to perform individualized tasks and contribute their share towards the summit. Into Thin Air focuses on the conflicts and decisions made on top of a mountain one eerie day as opposed to the glory and satisfaction of reaching the top. This

In this essay I had to write about the scariest experience of my life. I chose a minor skirmish I had in the Middle East while serving in the United States Air Force

748 words - 3 pages Tense TimesIn February of 2000 I was stationed in Kuwait as a senior airman in the United States Air Force. I was a member of a flight of paratroopers (also known as "pj's") assigned to help enforce the No-Fly zone in Southern Iraq. Life there was fairly uneventful; most of the days were spent sweating and placing bets on mid-eastern versions of cockfights with scorpions and camel spiders. While on duty we went though life-like exercises to keep

Joseph Priestley and His Paradigm Shift

2288 words - 10 pages , dephlogisticated air. Before the 1700s, people believed in the phlogiston theory, which was the belief that we breathe to get rid of phlogiston, which is an odorless, colorless substance that is absorbed into the air after combustion. In 1774, a new theory replaced this. The theory was called the dephlogisticated theory or in other words, oxygen. Joseph Priestley discovered that we do not breathe to let out phlogiston but we breathe to take in oxygen to help us

Who doesn't recycle?

1322 words - 6 pages breathe in fresh clean air with an act of love for this world and the people you care about especially yourself. If not this world would come to an end with the atmosphere filled with toxins all plants will die and all that’s left is us barely breathing and die so fast like a goldfish without any water to breathe under. Take action not tomorrow but today. Make a commitment to yourself this life is borrowed to us why not take care of this planet like if it was borrowed to us for a short period time and give it back clean and brand new as before.

Optimism in Fahrenheit 451, Invictus, Freedom to Breathe, and The Nobel Acceptance

1034 words - 4 pages describe the sweet fragrance that pervades the air. This shows optimism by saying nature is very beautiful and its life which can’t compare to anything in this world today. In a cell block is demising to the human body and the brain there’s no sunlight or fresh nature air to breathe it will make you a crazy human. For just one hour is all he needs to be in the world of being free again and not stuck in prison. He says that breathing under the

Industrial Revolution

874 words - 4 pages but it came with a big price to pay. The factories were always burning fossil fuels which they couldn’t contain and let it go into the air. This made the air that people breath not as good as clean fresh air. Now not only where they breathing the bad air in at work, they also would breathe it in at home. There is a picture of a factory that shows a huge smoke stack that is letting tons of pollution into the air. (Document 3). This is just one

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

519 words - 2 pages . Knowing the reader would be in need of a breathe of fresh air between Tom's elaborate schemes, Twain created Huck. Huck's desires are indeed remarkably few and simple. Huck wanted only to be wild and free. Huck often escaped from Ms. Watson by running to the woods and going exploring. Ms. Watson tried to "sivilize" him, but he didn't like to learn about dead people or other such "nonsense". He saw no point to education other

The Clean Air Act vs. Pollution

4640 words - 19 pages We need to be concerned about the condition of the air that we breathe daily, because there has always been a problem with having fresh unpolluted air to breathe,dating back unto the Industrial Revolution the concern of polluted air has raised eyebrows whether it was scientists, government officials, or the general public the complaint of not pollutants in the air was a major health issue since the being of time. The reports of nineteen deaths

Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles

632 words - 3 pages those free from exposure." Children do not get to choose with whom they ride, nor what the driver of the vehicle does. There have been several public movements to bring to light the plight of child neglect and abuse. There has been no movement to inform the American public about a child's right to breathe fresh air in a vehicle. Smoking in a car can be considered as harmful as blowing smoke directly into a child's face in a tiny room. As a parent

Similar Essays

Inhaled Insulin A Lot Of Hot Air

4036 words - 16 pages the AIR® subcutaneous administration of Lispro insulin showed similar onset and elapsed time to peak insulin concentrations, but a longer duration of action with AIR® [Rave 2006].Novo Nordisk, partnered with Aradigm, was working to produce an inhaled insulin which used a liquid formulation, called AERx Insulin Diabetes Management System, which reached clinical trials [Henry 2003]. This device had a breathe-guidance system which ensured

Korea Air: A Narrative Of An Audacious Seoul

1008 words - 5 pages “Excellence in flight.” Three words. One mission. This is the reality of Korean Air, a Seoul-based, world class airline. Guided by their mantra of perseverance, Korean Air journeyed far from its founding and initial failure in the 1960’s. Today, it commands the skies with a fleet of over 140 modern planes servicing 122 destinations in over 40 countries (“Korea Air”). Yet, its beginning differs greatly from the status quo. In reality, the

A Violently Rotating, Tall, Narrow Column Of Air

1361 words - 5 pages Tornadoes are destructive forces of nature that can form rapidly and devastate towns and communities but with proper education and preparation, the damage can be minimal. Tornadoes are defined as “a violently rotating, tall, narrow column of air (that is, a vortex), typically about 300 ft. (100m) in diameter, that extends to the ground from a cumulonimbus cloud” (Davies-Jones 1). Tornadoes are notorious for forming in the central part of the

Fresh Produce With A Side Of Conquest

1079 words - 5 pages parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries ("Aztec"). It is important to analyze how the Aztecs created such an economically strong empire, because it is the same blue print that has been followed by countless power houses before and after the Aztecs. The Aztecs strong economy resulted in a dominant empire. One of the reasons the Aztecs had such a dominant empire was in huge part due to their agricultural driven economy. It was