Am not a new year new me person, but I sometimes am too reflective for my own good! I love making lists, crossing things off them and maintaining a journal about whatever I feel like. This habit has more to do with my obsession with stationary and less to do with all the emotionally healthy benefits maintaining a journal should have. The idea of maintaining a diary was imbibed at a young age by my mother who felt I was never an expressive child. Maybe growing up I have come to acknowledge that I bottle up every damn thing eventually … Continue reading Bullet journaling and other experiments
Eight months ago, I moved to a city I never lived in not just armed with a degree in journalism, but also a severe back injury I wish I had paid more attention to back then. While living in denial seems like the easiest thing to do, reality isn’t far behind and will be sure to knock you out before you comprehend what hit you. That’s exactly what happened, about a month into my “adulting” what i kept ignoring as sore muscles jolted me out of sleep at 3 am and I could move nothing but my upper body. Thinking … Continue reading You’ve only got to Start
The hardest part is to start? After days of trying to streamline what my next post should be about, I’m just going to plunge right into it. No carefully chosen topic, no planning or scheduling because this is not a post am making for my blog to grow, am writing this because the world is stepping into a new year in less than a week,and for some reason whenever something begins or ends I have to write, it’s like I can’t stop something from bothering me if I don’t put it down in words. So here goes… 2016 has … Continue reading Note to self- Hey you!
Thoughts on Gandhi’s Principle of Simplistic living What we need to survive? While any sane person would choose simplicity,it’s easier said than done. While most of us might stand and even argue for simplistic living, when it comes to implementing it in one’s lives it seems like a far fetched idea. Who do we have to blame for this attitude? Our society? Ourselves? One cannot say. Today, most of us are caught up in this rat race to be better than the other. Competition isn’t oneself, but the next person. Man long ago seemed to have traded peace … Continue reading What you and I Need?
My mind will tell you not to worry, My heart will tell you, ‘I’m so sorry,’ My mind will know you did mean well, My heart will tell you, ‘You gave me hell.’ My mind will tell you I will be fine, My heart will scream, ‘You were out of line!’ My mind will assure you I’ll move on, My heart will shout, ‘Be gone! Be gone!’ My mind will accept you thought of me, My heart will ask you to set me free; My mind knows reason as it knows rhyme, But my heart—dear heart—it needs more time. Continue reading Time the healer or Traitor?
What if grass greener on the other side, Because it’s always raining there, where the ones who never fail to give, hardly have enough to spare, where the people with the broadest smiles, have pillows filled with tears, And the bravest ones you’ve ever known,are crippled by their fears, It’s filled with lonely people, But they’re never seen alone, Where those that lack real shelter, Make you feel the most at home, Maybe their grass looks greener, Because they’ve painted on its hue, Just remember from the other side, Your grass looks greener … Continue reading The grass is always greener on the other side.
Hey lil Fighter, soon things will be Brighter :* This one is for the ones who cry themselves to sleep thinking that no one cares, for the night crawlers who yearn to talk to someone,who’d tell them how much they mean to them, and for the hopeless romantics. It’s okay. You should know that even though it has been a rough day and it’s been this way for a while, tomorrow will be a new day. The dawn will bring with it the sound of chirping birds and endless laughter, the fragrance of the early morning air and someone new. … Continue reading Hey lil Fighter