by Lynn Kim Do

The Urban Boho

Every day I try to stay even more woke than the last. These days it seems like I’ve been very concerned with what I put into my body. I’ve gone as far as being one-week vegan strong as of today. Okay, so I cheated once or twice. But, I’M TRYING! I’m in my mid-twenties. I am not old old, but I am also not young young, either. Time is not necessarily on my side. The only thing I have going for me right now is wisdom. Maybe. Oh, and experience. Eh, I don’t know about that either.

In fact, the more I think about my habits and interest, the more I realize that my inner self screams bohemian. Like if a bohemian really liked Migos and SZA and hated grass (aesthetically). I sage my apartment all the time. My roommate always thinks I’m burning down the house but what I’m really doing is renewing our home-energy with positive vibes. THANK ME, sheesh!! I was raised under Buddhist philosophies and still feel very connected to my Buddhist roots. I light incense, too. I prefer incenses from Asian supermarkets because it reminds me of my childhood. I do yoga a few times a month. I even do yoga at least once on all my vacations and almost every time I’m in a sauna (heat is so good for your body!). I exclusively drink almond milk lattes. I believe in natural and organic skincare—try witch hazel as a toner. I enjoy hikes. And bike rides. Mostly because I get carsick often. I love to talk about feelings. Ask all my friends; I ALWAYS ask the hard questions. I once asked my brother when he was in the hospital for a kidney stone if he has ever been raped. All necessary questions. I drink apple cider vinegar concentrate with a generous amount of turmeric, cayenne, ginger, lemon, cinnamon, and honey every night with warm water. I like poetry readings. I believe in overalls and UGG slip-ons.

I bet you didn’t know all that bout me! Shit, I didn’t know how extensive my inner grandma/boho/hipster until I listed it all out. But hey, I love it. Do you have a totally different side of you? Maybe it's a side that only your true friends know.

Visuals by Karina Munoz