I hope everything is going well with you all.
For the 16 years of my life in the United States, I’ve wondered – who am I? Well there’s always the basics. I’m Abhay Acharya, an Indian-American high schooler in California, living with my parents and my sister. But I’ve always believed that the basics don’t define me. People don’t fit in a series of checkboxes on a government tax form. We are, at our very hearts, indefinable.
What does home mean to me? The old adage holds true – home is not a place, it’s a feeling. It’s the feeling of absolute security you get when you’re with the people you love. When my parents moved here in the early 2000s, they wanted to build a better life for their future kids. They were plagued with worry at leaving everyone they knew and moving to a foreign nation that they knew little about. Yet they did it nonetheless, and built a new home for me and my sister. So home to me, is wherever my family is. That’s where I feel secure.
Why am I here? To some extent, we all want to change the world. We all want to make a tangible difference in the lives around us; we all want to know that we matter. I want to start my own business, and create meaningful jobs for any portion of the hundreds of millions in poverty around the globe. I’ve seen the devastation poverty can cause, and anything I can do to mitigate the suffering is something I want to do.
I look forward to getting to know all of you, and growing as people together.
I believe that listening (reading) and connecting as human beings allows us to "grow our worlds" and find more points that facilitate genuine human connection.
One of the many songs Abhay is binge listening to is 21 by Polo G.
Below, we featured some of our latest designs. They are made from salvaged faux pearls from Japan, seed beads and salvaged silver bangles.
Happy new week and please remember that you, and your journey through this earth, matters.
The LHo Team