Lessons from 26 and On Turning 27

Oh, 26. What a year. What a crazy, fun, stressful, empowering year. As I type this, I’m less than an hour away from turning 27. And while my hopes and dreams for my 27th year of life probably mandate another blog post, I just cannot believe what a great year 26 was. Well if you call confusion and general lack of direction great. If you call stress, work pressure and isolation great. I know it’s something of an annual tradition on my blog to recap the year gone by as my birthday rolls around, so here are a few lessons … Continue reading Lessons from 26 and On Turning 27

The Importance of Doing Nothing.

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day.” – Winnie the Pooh So here’s the thing. Very often, I have nothing to do. In today’s hyper-paced world where no one seems to have time to even glance in the mirror, that seems strange. But thankfully, I’m at a point in my life where I have decent work-life balance (for now) and quite often, I find myself with adequate time on my hands. Of course, most of the time, I try to be productive and busy with creating something, but there are times when I just can’t think … Continue reading The Importance of Doing Nothing.

Enough.

I’m sitting at work, watching people do their jobs, excelling at it. Then I look at the work before me, and think about how mediocre I really am compared to them. If only I could be so efficient…Next, I’m in a conversation with some acquaintances, listening to them talk about how successful they are at work, that new promotion, that once-in-a-lifetime vacation, that engagement, that new baby on the way… Then I’m scrolling through my Instagram and I see people achieving their goals, writing books, publishing poems, taking incredible pictures and creating amazing works of art. And then I wonder, … Continue reading Enough.

Overdrive

You get into the driver’s seat, fasten your seat belt and turn the key. The car starts moving, slowly at first, then takes over and before you know it, you’re driving at 200 miles an hour. You realize that you’re no longer in control…the car is moving at breakneck speed…you can’t slow down…and you feel like this is it, this is the end… Except that it’s not a car. You didn’t even move. It’s your mind. Taking you on yet another trip that you don’t know how it’s going to end. This, friends, is what overthinking feels like. The loss … Continue reading Overdrive