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
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
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 used to see my ideas as my own. Inspired by a spiritual realm—but my own, coming to me alone. Now I see how others in my inner and outer circle are going through a journey similar to mine. It makes me feel less like I am promoting my ego when I do something—like a … Continue reading Part of a Movement
Recently I began feeling like a sculptor. I suck at ceramics, but hear me out. Sometimes when I write I feel like I am not creating an idea, rather giving an already-created idea a space for expression. Molding an idea that already exists out of its amorphous surroundings.
After 10 years of writing, a few months ago I realized something. We have to tell our stories more than once. Like many times. I was always so frustrated that I would write something impactful and wouldn't get a response. Like, something I had personally gone through and learned a lesson from. If a tree … Continue reading I’ll Say It And I’ll Say It Again
If you're just tuning in… Hi!!!!! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a good day! Also, let me catch you up on my most recent theme... I've decided for the trillionth time to rehash the dating debacles of my twenties. Maybe decided isn't the right word. More like, was called to. And, as … Continue reading I am a Sun, not a Moon!
In the Darkness I find light In the silence Inspiration The clock strikes 5 And I am beckoned to arise To ponder life In my own intimate space No kid No job Just me And my ever-yearning soul
I have Doja Cat to thank for my becoming more confident in my self-expression. When I watched her interview with MTV a couple months back she said she is doing what she loves and she is so happy others enjoy it—cuz she gonna keep on producing her style. The thing is, the video she made … Continue reading In the Words of Doja Cat…
Caring sincerely about my patients' well-being and being a fitness freak are two things my father left me as a legacy. He also left me the legacy of attending shiva calls—he and my mom attended many when I was growing up and set the example of how to be a listening ear for others struggling with … Continue reading The Strange Legacy My Father Left Me