some thoughts on self-love

On my journey of personal development, I stumbled upon the concept of self-love. It’s been 2-4 months now since I’ve been thinking about this after watching a bunch of videos on it. Truth is, I don’t really get it yet. But I thought I should give the matter some importance as I saw a numberContinue reading “some thoughts on self-love”

📘Reflection: Convenience Store Woman (by Sayaka Murata)

There are some books like this I get to read where I can see parts of myself in the characters and end up feeling much better about life. So I ended up really enjoying this one. Convenience Store Woman is a novel (originally in Japanese) about a 36-year-old woman who is considered unusual, and aContinue reading “📘Reflection: Convenience Store Woman (by Sayaka Murata)”

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”

Reflection: 📕Letters to a Young Poet (kinda detailed)

Overall Impression I recently picked up this book by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, which is a collection of 10 letters he wrote in response to a student (the young poet) named Franz Kappus. [There are spoilers in this post if you haven’t read the book yet] My first favourite thing about this book wasContinue reading “Reflection: 📕Letters to a Young Poet (kinda detailed)”

on finding the right ideas to live by

How does one make the smallest decisions in life? How do you decide how to approach a creative project? Why even start a creative project? How do you decide if you should take up the habit of exercising regularly, or drinking tea instead of coffee every day? How do you decide how to treat someoneContinue reading “on finding the right ideas to live by”

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”

a quick reflection on the writing process (pt 3)

It’s been around 8 months since I first started writing now. A few things have changed. Earlier this month I finally published the website under the new domain name, and after hitting 30 posts, I finally shared my blog with some people I knew. I’ve also been writing more than before in the last twoContinue reading “a quick reflection on the writing process (pt 3)”

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!)”