It’s strange to think how each birthday makes you pause and consider where you’ve been and where you’re headed. In a lot of ways, even though biologically and chronologically I’m turning 30 this year, I still feel like I’m eighteen … Continue reading 30 Lessons I Learned Before Turning 30
If anyone told me that this was the way 2020 was going to turn out, I’d have looked at them very suspiciously and probably laughed it off. Yet here we are, locked within four walls, frantically checking the news for … Continue reading When This All Ends.
It’s true what they say. Love doesn’t last forever. A lot of people think of love as a journey. A journey that involves getting from Point A to Point B. They measure love in milestones: first date, first kiss, first…whatever. … Continue reading Love Is Finite.
It’s crazy to think that it’s been exactly ten years since I’ve been a proper functioning adult. The more I think about the fact that I survived 27, the more I realize that I probably deserve an award for doing … Continue reading 27 Lessons I Learned At Age 27
You stretch, readying your well-trained muscles for the first lap…you set your foot at the starting line, anticipating the whistle…every vein of your body tingles with adrenaline…this is yours to win…3…you are speed…2…you are unstoppable…GO! You lurch forward, kicking off … Continue reading Life’s Not A Race
People are scared of a lot of things. Heights, closed spaces, water, snakes. I suppose having a fear makes life worth living, considering that you know what scares you and what doesn’t. And yes, I too have a short list … Continue reading On Saying Goodbye to Comfort
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
“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.
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.
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