There is a certain psychological and societal pressure in turning a quarter of a century.
Because turning 25 also means re-evaluating the decisions you’ve made, the life goals you want to achieve, measuring their impact, and becoming more self-aware. This is ‘adulting’ at its peak. Continue reading Quarter of a Century
I don’t know what to call it. Serendipity. Fortunate happenstance. Fate. I found this note (or the note found me) under the chair I was sitting on while I was in a meeting exactly a year ago. What are the odds of finding a note like this in a room full of campaign materials and office documents. The note could not have come at a … Continue reading Kismet
So this is how your typical day goes: You try to act like a cool, sane functional adult even when various thoughts and worries cross your mind all the time. On good days you travel. You go that soul-searching path. And when you get back, you find yourself alone with your thoughts again. On a typical day, you are browsing the web, looking for job … Continue reading Late Night Musings
Last year I had this idea of having a gratitude jar. Nothing fancy — just a jar I’d fill with notes on things I am grateful for each day or week. Amazingly, this act became one of the most life changing moments of my year. By reflecting and seeing the good in everyday, it slowly changed my mindset. It has allowed me to reverse a … Continue reading My 2016 Gratitude Jar
Because it is worth celebrating, no matter what. ————- I’ve wanted to start this birthday letter with a comprehensive list on how to celebrate your day but I changed my mind at the last minute. Just because I think we’re done making lists–at least for the time being. I suppose I do want you to spontaneously enjoy your day and to allow the universe to … Continue reading To Eah, for her 24th
For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. Because 7 and 10 are one and the same… ————- You made me pick up my pen and write again. I gather our story and all the tiny pieces of memory we’ve woven and just hold them for a while. I have opened an … Continue reading Prompt 7 & 10: Write a letter to someone you miss right now; Write a letter to the person who broke your heart the most
For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. A Note for the Happy Man Hey. How have you been? Funny. I see you almost everyday yet I can’t tell if you’re genuinely happy or not. Sure you always say you feel “grand.” You’re a happy (man) after all or at least that’s … Continue reading Prompt 5: Write a letter forgiving someone who deeply hurt you (A Note for the Happy Man)
For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. There are mornings when you wake up where you do nothing but stare at your reflection for a few minutes. Not because you’re vain. It’s to make sure that you are still here. That you still recognize the girl in the mirror. You are … Continue reading Prompt 4: Write an apology to someone you deeply hurt
For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. Dear Mom and Dad, Right now, as I am writing this piece, I am inside the room that I share with 2 of my friends—eating what could possibly pass off as a decent meal. I swear I could hear your voices reprimanding me of … Continue reading Prompt 3: Write a letter to your parents.
For the next 30 days, we will be working on the daily writing prompts by Bianca Sparacino which we find truly inspiring. Resolutions. Ten is too few to cover everything I want and plan to do but ten is too many for the things I can genuinely commit to, right at this moment at least. It’s challenging to come up with a list of things … Continue reading Prompt 2: Write a list of ten resolutions you have for yourself right now. (Althea’s list)