Ana Yee

First & Second Things

At Harvard, finals are always preceded by a week called “Reading Period,” which is basically just a free week for students to work on final papers, projects, and to study. I personally have a love-hate relationship with Reading Period; while I like the freedom of no classes or extracurriculars, having so much unscheduled time tends …

First & Second Things

What is Contentment?

There will always be something we want, something we are waiting for.  Life can often feel like a never-ending series of waiting seasons and unfulfilled desires. Whether it’s the next school break, the next job, or the next relationship, there will always be something we’re looking forward to. As we move through life, it can …

What is Contentment?

Try Harder, Try Better

To be honest, I struggle at Harvard. This struggle is not what you might think. It’s not a struggle to understand what’s taught in classes, or a struggle to get everything done. It’s not a struggle amidst a liberalized, pluralistic student culture, or a struggle to stay involved in Christian community. I struggle against the …

Try Harder, Try Better

When I am Weak

A few weeks ago, 1600 bright-eyed freshmen moved into the halls of Harvard Yard. Minivans full of dorm necessities pulled through the narrow, cobbled sidewalks; upperclassmen wearing matching shirts greeted families and helped haul boxes up freshly cleaned entryways. While I wasn’t on campus for freshman move-in, seeing photos was enough to throw me back …

When I am Weak

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