I put the water bottle in her room so she wouldn’t ask for it at 3 am like the night before. I thought I had it made. “I’m gonna sleep like a baby tonight!” Nope. Faint words began to interrupt my dream. Moments later, I’m up. She didn’t need more water this time, she needed … Continue reading Good Morning! Wait, What?! It’s 3 am!
Immediate Gratification and the Meaning of Life
Some things move fast in life—like my car, or the internet. The internet also exposes me to other people’s lives and makes me wonder to the tune of the John Mayer song, “Am I living it right?” For example, I’d love to be a well-known author some day. Years ago, most people’s works became more … Continue reading Immediate Gratification and the Meaning of Life
Art as Movement
Even visual art is movement. Looking at the trees with their colorful leaves glistening under the light of the sun, I am filled with awe. I stop dead in my tracks. I wonder, is this what painter’s feel? A desire to capture nature’s beauty? To commune with it deeply as they “recreate” it on paper? … Continue reading Art as Movement
Stepping Toward Myself
Unrequited Care You didn't know I was there I stood in the corner and watched Just stared All the things I wish I did All the thoughts I all but hid You thought I was nice But I was just a pleaser You thought I was loyal But I was really a non-believer No faith … Continue reading Stepping Toward Myself
Tonight into tomorrow will mark 15 years after my father’s sudden passing. Even before he passed away, my whole life I struggled with low self-esteem. But I covered it up with good grades and people pleasing. Well, the illusion of control shattered in my senior year of college when I got the call from my … Continue reading Be YOU
When I chase after my mind, my heart races. Writing lists is helpful but also can be overwhelming when lists get long and disorganized and making calendar tables is way more helpful and efficient. I used to keep up with life in a linear way. But it always stressed me out. And then when my … Continue reading Mindful Musings
Happy 36th to Me—Authenticity Breeds Felicity
I know my life experiences inform my writing. The sudden passing of my father in 2006, my cousin's tragic death 6 years prior. But I think there is something else to it as well. My whole life I have been authentic. I never succumbed to peer pressure in high school. For most of college, I … Continue reading Happy 36th to Me—Authenticity Breeds Felicity
I love using my Libra-inspired love of symmetry to edit the photos and videos that I make. My whole life, I’ve used this skill AGAINST myself. Perfectionism. Orthorexia. Fear of not fitting in. Now I’m channeling my gifts to produce beauty; instead of subjugating beauty to harsh judgment. I’m on the road the healing, y’all.
Multilingual Soul Speak
They say bilingual children start speaking later but when they do, they speak with fuller, richer language. Or similarly how quiet toddlers that speak later at times start off speaking with full sentences. I feel like I am multilingual in a sense. I speak academic, I speak 9-5 job life. But I also speak spirituality … Continue reading Multilingual Soul Speak
I love the YouTube videos that show her speaking from her heart on what feels right for the presentation of her show and what does not. She has a vision. It speaks to her. She wants to manifest it. She makes decisions. Even if it’s hard. She trusts her gut. And she commits. Dang girl. … Continue reading Beyoncé’s Decisiveness