I was a mistake since conception. This is what I’d jokingly tell people about my origin story.
Truth be told, I’m the product of an affair my mom had while she was married. …
Fear taught me to be quiet for much of my life — fear others may see the pain in my eyes, the hurt I felt as a child, and the fear of living in fear was always that whisper within my ear.
But it wasn’t fear that kept me from…
Discouragement will sometimes rear its ugly head. We think the most leisurely escape is quitting.
Even the things we love to do and enjoy, we consider quitting them.
I've had some discouraging days; one quite recently. I couldn't muster the inspiration to write for an entire week.
Then the thoughts…
I don't skim. I read.
It's the fairness every writer deserves.
I hope you, too, read; when you come across a piece, I've invested my time, energy, and soul to write.
I'm letting you in on my secret.
I have an imaginary voice for all my favorite writers…
Sincere apologies have feelings.
They are usually genuinely communicated.
The regrets, remorse, and sorry are heartfelt sincere.
You likely experienced some of them.
No doubt, there are those insincere ones that get thrown at you from time to time.
You know and feel them.
You probably offload some of them…
Many people cross our path throughout life. We meet them at different places, circumstances, times, and stages of our life.
Parties, weddings, work, schools, and colleges are some popular places where friendships begin.
There are also those rare encounters when a stranger shows up under unusual circumstances — such as…
I didn’t know how to respond. Her question caught me off guard.
“How do you feel”? The woman next to me ecstatically asked at the end of our Naturalization Oath Ceremony.
Her bright hazel eyes illuminated above her mask as she tried to strike up a conversation. “We are Americans!!”…
We've all been there.
Those crammed appointment days require you show up on time.
The train ride is a hassle. The bus not running on time. You can't wait for the red light to turn green at yet another stoplight.
You finally make your appointment spot on time. …
There’s a thin line between life and death. It is evident every day and even more so in recent times.
We’re here today and gone tomorrow — just like that.
No one knows the time allotted to them on this earth. No one knows the time of their departure either…
I’ll admit. Disappointing others is always a tough decision.
I said “yes” when I should have said No instead — It's inconvenient.
I stayed. I should have left … it's best for my mental health and happiness.
“Why do I feel guilty choosing myself?”. I question.
Ending my marriage was…