Uncertainty| March 15, 2017

Last night I was given the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful things a human can be exposed to– a crossroad. The uncertainty in one’s thought process as they are faced with a predicament cannot be described as anything less than exquisite.

I sometimes wonder why we do not allow ourselves to face these crossroads more often in life. We quickly shut our minds off to many ideas and dreams we could have achieved simply so that we will not have to undergo uncertainty and risk. Protective mechanism I guess you could call it.

After last night, seeing someone stuck between two conflicting decisions and choosing to take her “own” road, revealed something to me. Life is not as black and white as we make it seem. Journeys are individual. At the end of the day, we must make sure to take care of ourselves, take risks, survive, and come out on the other end— Happy.

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2016 Gone Already? | January 10, 2016

Last year flew by with the quickness. I can honestly say that was the most challenging, yet most beautiful year of my life. I learned more that year than I remembered to jot down, but here goes some…

1. Take responsibility and make decisions even if you really don’t want to. Because guess what? It turns out okay in the end.

2. Don’t beat yourself up for making a decision that contradicts with what someone else thinks. If you believe it, why bother explaining yourself.  Continue reading “2016 Gone Already? | January 10, 2016”

Healing. | October 4, 2016

Missing you now more than ever before my little one. You’ve consumed my thoughts all day today. Look at me trying to live out milestones in my mind that were never had the opportunity to be met.

Crazy how I’m still stuck on you and you were only a part of my 18 year old life for less than 2 months. Even after it all, I would have wished for nothing less.

I know that somehow, someway, it was worth it.

The Pursuit of Transformation| June 20, 2016

Transformation never takes place overnight. Between when you decide to change and when it actually happens, there’s blank space. During that moment, you are a living paradox. You are a mismatched blend of what you once were and what you are now becoming.

In the black space lies a lot of confusion and uncertainty. You’re striving extraordinarily hard to change, yet you always feel as though you are ten steps behind. One foot in, another one out. It’s almost as though there is no progression whatsoever.  Continue reading “The Pursuit of Transformation| June 20, 2016”

Why I Don’t Wear Makeup| June 14, 2016

Just add primer, concealer, foundation, eyeliner, eye brow pencil, mascara, eye shadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter…the list never ends.

You’d think that even after all this we would have created a masterpiece. After drawing on eyebrows that don’t belong to us and contouring unrealistic jawlines and cheekbones, we would be content. Right? We would be fleeky enough that our highlight would reflect off hate and our winged eyeliner no longer be a reminder that our eyes are not a perfect almond shape. Yet, when the lock clicks behind us and we wipe off society’s standards of beauty, ALL WE HAVE LEFT IS OURSELVES. Continue reading “Why I Don’t Wear Makeup| June 14, 2016”

Death| June 12, 2016

Death.

It’s funny how it’s a natural occurrence, but still comes unexpectedly.

Today many celebrated the life of Jonathan. Although I didn’t know Jonathan myself, I could feel his impact through the people who shared testimonies of having encountered him. There was no doubt that he touched a lot of souls through his presence, his laugh, his photography, and his heart. Continue reading “Death| June 12, 2016”