Dear friends, if I haven’t told you anything that’s heartbreaking or crippling, it is not because I don’t trust you or find your support unhelpful. And it’s not because I don’t value our friendship. Forgive me if and when this happens. It simply means I am not ready to talk about my feelings, and my heart is just not ready. I hope you’ll understand me. … Continue reading A letter to my friends for when I seem distant
In a recent conversation I had with a friend who just turned 30, she asked me what were the things I would want to let go of when I reach that certain age. I wasn’t able to answer her and just brushed off the question like it didn’t matter. But as I was spending some alone time in my room, I got to thinking. Do … Continue reading 10 things I want to let go by the time I reach 30
The pandemic has halted a lot of things for us. It ruined many plans, it widened the gaps between people. I knew it was a serious matter. But it was only when I tested positive, and so did my family, that I felt its extremities. This is probably the most cliche line you’ve ever read, but “Covid is real.” The Symptoms From fear to fever. … Continue reading From Covid to Clearance: My Covid Journey
Sometimes, it’s a gift or a blessing when you don’t get what you prayed for. Looking back, I felt grateful that some of the things I prayed for didn’t happen. If they did, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Worse, those things could’ve ruined me. I’ve come to realize that when God didn’t answer my prayers, He wasn’t rejecting me but redirecting me. He … Continue reading When you don’t always get what you prayed for
Maybe someday I’ll write a masterpiece. Something great, something bestseller. Someday, my words will echo in the farmost corners of the world and bring different surges of emotions to my readers. I’m not sure about you, but as someone who writes, I constantly feel like I should’ve written more. I could’ve said this and that. Or, I could’ve written something that made more sense. Every … Continue reading One day, I’ll write a masterpiece
I envy those who already know what they want with their lives, those who have plans, and those who seem to know what they’re doing. Because here I am who’s lost, and who has zero idea on where my life’s going. On some days, I know what I want and what I’m passionate about. I work hard, I hustle, and I even spare time to … Continue reading To be honest…
Have you ever felt so out of place that you wanted to avoid people and just stay within the comforts of your four-walled room?
Have you ever felt so dejected that all you ever wanted was to lie down, be away from all the noise and just be by yourself?
Have you ever felt so tired that you wanted to throw away everything and give up?
If you have been beaten by stress, anxiety, loneliness, depression and worries, you are not alone. Continue reading Just in case you forgot, you are not alone
You need to let go of the good for the great. Joe 1. Thank you for saying “no” to all the times you wanted to say “yes”. Thank yourself for knowing what’s best and walking away from the things that broke you, is breaking you or will break you. Give yourself credit for being brave. Brave enough to chin up instead of to hang your … Continue reading 21 things to thank yourself for before 2021 ends
Hey you, People will think you’ve had it easy, like everything was handed to you on a silver platter. And that’s okay. People will think you’ve had a smooth path with no bumps and cracks, like you’ve never struggled in life. And that’s okay. People will think you’ve had everything you’ve always wanted, like you’ve never experienced blood, sweat and tears go get what you … Continue reading A love letter to the young me
As the month of February comes to a close, I came to thinking how the past two months have flown too fast. It was as if the 1st of January was only yesterday, and everyone was greeting 2021 with such a warm welcome. Too many high hopes, too many expectations — 2021 held the key to waking up to 2020’s nightmare. Continue reading 2021 and how it’s going
Don’t pity those whose backs you stab, but pity yourself for being one step, two steps, three steps behind. Don’t pity those whose feet you drag, but pity yourself for being one flight, two flights, three flights below. Don’t pity those whose flaws you spread, but pity yourself for not recognizing your own. Don’t pity those whose dirty secrets you spill, but pity yourself for … Continue reading A letter, a diss