courage in adulthood

One thing I’m realizing about growing up is the need to live with courage. When we are kids, it’s easier to dream big dreams, feel imaginative and inspired, and continue pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones to grow. We feel like we have so much time to make changes and live out so many adventures.Continue reading “courage in adulthood”

8 life changes from gratitude journaling

A few months ago, I tried out gratitude journaling. The ground rules I set for myself were: a) I would journal at the end of each day, b) I had to write a minimum of 5 things to be grateful for, and c) I would not ignore negative emotions and still write about them whenContinue reading “8 life changes from gratitude journaling”

April WordPrompt: GREEN

Today in my email I saw that WordPress had sent only one word writing prompt for this month: Green. A few thoughts came to mind. First of all, it reminded me of fresh grass swaying in the wind on a sunny day. Like the grass under the bright blue sky I saw one time drivingContinue reading “April WordPrompt: GREEN”

it’s okay to not have a dream

I was recently listening to “so far away (by SUGA, BTS)” and the word “dream” came up so many times it stopped me in my tracks and made me reflect. In the last few months, I’ve gone through the realization that the career path I dreamed of pursuing since childhood was perhaps not really whatContinue reading “it’s okay to not have a dream”

11 things I learned about dealing with challenges, emotions, & mental health in 2021 (pt. 1 of 3)

Note. 2021 was an interesting year for me. It brought me a lot of lessons that I had never encountered before and I’m writing about some of them below. Part 1 focuses on dealing with tough times, emotions, the health of the mind, and one’s sense of self 1. 🕯️Deliberately choose hope. Sometimes, you can’tContinue reading “11 things I learned about dealing with challenges, emotions, & mental health in 2021 (pt. 1 of 3)”

Reflection: On seeing opportunities despite hardship – Vee and Malala

I recently watched this interview of Vee Kativuh by Ali Abdaal and wanted to note down some of my thoughts. Vee is a girls’ education advocate and she had quite an inspiring story, and perspectives to share about making positive change in the world. Coming to the UK from Zimbabwe where she would have aContinue reading “Reflection: On seeing opportunities despite hardship – Vee and Malala”

why we ought to pay attention to our dreams & desires

How having different desires as individuals helps humanity: A while ago I was speaking with one of my biology professors. I was struggling with staying engaged in the class material and asked him to tell me why he enjoyed studying genes so much, hoping that it would give me some perspective so I could startContinue reading “why we ought to pay attention to our dreams & desires”

here’s my 30th post (finally!)

I started writing this blog back in May of this year after one of my close friends encouraged me to write and share my thoughts. I also have to give credit to another amazing friend of mine who would point out to me when I’d put something into words for her when she was tryingContinue reading “here’s my 30th post (finally!)”

seeing the grey in life

As someone who has leaned on optimism for so long, I have been starting to see the value of the grey-ness in different life events, situations, as well as in people. It happened when years later I started to realize that some of the past events in my life had negatively impacted me. And theContinue reading “seeing the grey in life”

Don’t wait for someone.

Don’t wait for someone to read a new book with. Don’t wait for someone to go to a new place with. Don’t wait for someone to start a new hobby with. Don’t wait for someone to reassure you, and give you the confidence to start a new project. Don’t wait for someone to come andContinue reading “Don’t wait for someone.”