The Rose Henna Tattoo

I am an artist. These words are so strange and so exciting! You see, growing up, I never took any art classes. I never thought I was gifted. My friends were a lot more skilled when it came to doodling in notebooks at boring classes. I, myself, grew frustrated while trying to mimic their pretty dainty designs. Drawing a rose was always the top level of the artistry to me. …

Introvert Empowered

Last year I shared this image on my Facebook timeline without giving it any second thought. The remarks seemed so funny and, being an introvert myself, I just chuckled and pressed Share button.     So much has changed for me since last year! My awareness of this whole idea of being an introvert had changed into something that is a lot more complicated.   When I saw this image …

Kindness: random acts or a way of life?

Today I stumbled upon this expression.   “Commit to one random act of kindness”.   What does this even mean? When did it happen that a human being would need a nudge in the direction of committing themselves to making a random act of kindness?   Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. …

The Rabbit Hole

Fair WARNING: This post is a RAW and OPEN, if you are not upto it, don’t read it.   The entity came back. She could feel its sticky breath on her neck as it was whispering in her ear. You are worthless. You will never achieve anything. You cannot move. You are stuck here. With me.   Her eyes were filling up with tears as she stiffened her upper lip …

Tall Girl’s Trouble

I truly dislike being in group photos. No, really. I don’t mind the idea of people getting together to take a picture and document an event. I am all for creating special moments and memories.   Being 6 feet tall, I am always tucked in the very back row with people standing right in front of me. So I end up looking for that window between people’s necks. And then, …

To-Do Lists that will Make Your Brain Sing

    Today I would like to share the 5 steps that would make your brain so happy you have created a to-do list!   Write everything down.   You might need to keep a journal or a notebook accessible at all times, use the Notes app on your phone or something similar. The main idea is to keep all your notes in one place and not scattered through the …

Setting the Goals Through the Fog

Today is day 8 of the New Year and unlike the years before, I have no resolutions and no particular goals. This is very sad as I always strive to set my goals high and resolve to be a better version of me in the next year.   I do not want to add all the details in what and how happened; I simply do not want to re-live some …

The 5 Ways to Be On Time Every Time

I can not believe she did it again! We were meeting at 2 pm, it’s almost three and I am still here by myself. What if something happened? What if she can’t make it? What if she is already on her way?   The frustration, anger, helplessness and acceptance were rushing through me as I was waiting for my friend to show up at the downtown square. She was two …

The wrench, the garage, and nails.

    Today is day 3 of Labor Day weekend and for the first time in months, I feel like I actually have a day off. Does it ever happen to you? It sounds quite funny coming from myself, as sometimes I feel like my whole life is one long day off.   Working from home, homeschooling my kids and being home for the majority of the week kind of …