Unnecessary Pain

"Why would people do this to themselves?" That was the only thought running through my mind the whole time it was happening. I went there wishing I'd be relaxed and rejuvenated but the exact opposite thing happened. I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said it was a traumatic experience. Yesterday, my sister and I had... Continue Reading →

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Languor

Planes and birds fly in confused circles on an orange-y pink sky at dusk. I try to breathe slow and calm my heart as I cool down from yet another afternoon run. I’m grateful to be back to running a few kilometers non-stop and I tell myself, “not bad” as I sit down on the... Continue Reading →

Grateful

My life so far, summarized in a thanksgiving list.. well-provided-for childhood having gone to the sea several times studied in the best schools restoration and healing each time I run away or get sick godly, loving and supportive parents sisters who are also friends intact family a job even before I graduated finishing my (undergrad)... Continue Reading →

Twenty Seven

You know that song which you've loved ever since you first heard it? Then you hear it several times after that just like any other song in your usual playlist. But there comes a moment when it's as if you are listening to it for the very first time and you realize it tells you... Continue Reading →

Panic

Last night, panic attacked big time. I was tossed about by big, mean waves of doubt and strong winds of unknowing. I was not getting anywhere with my final paper for the Bible Study Methods class. I tried to talk with God before going on to read resources for the overview and background portion. I... Continue Reading →

An Attempt to Analyze

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of good education, a stable job, and acceptable looks must be in want of a husband. However different her feelings, thoughts, dreams and goals are in life, this is so fixed in the minds of people around her that they constantly badger the... Continue Reading →

Freedom is

finding one's true self. becoming comfortable in one's own skin - with flaws, imperfections and all. dreaming big and not being swallowed by these very dreams. freedom is submission to the dream Giver. a decluttered heart. freedom is fully experiencing an abundant life, knowing more, not merely knowing about, the very Giver of this life.... Continue Reading →

Poignancy of a Blank Slate

I chewed on that thought while going home from work today. It's how my life looks like right now. A blank canvass. Nothing to look forward to. Nothing set to achieve. For some time now this truth keeps slamming into me. Disappointing. Discouraging. At an age when I thought I’d already be doing well in... Continue Reading →

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