One of the most impactful periods in my life was Fall of 2017. There were a lot of rumors and rumblings about the bomb being set off. We had two nuclear powers hurling insults at each other and it was the first time I truly felt the fragility of life and I think it shook something inside me. My grandma still has a fallout shelter in her backyard, a remnant from two minutes to midnight that became eerily relevant in the midst of American talks with N Korea. That entire Fall I felt an intense paranoia that still sits in the back of my head even after things have more or less settled down and I think it impacted a lot of my decisions at the time. A lot of it was monotony too, like attending uni for the first time, finding a first job, etc. Even in the midst of doomsday there’s still life to be lived and work to be done.