A girl who loves smiling like flowers!

New Year, Old Beginnings

2017 is here a lil’ too early. I am not really getting the NEW feeling yet. As you know, I always set a vision for a new year. Last year my goal was to DARE as much as possible. I did that so well that I broke a wall as strong as The Great Wall of China within me. The struggle continues and I am breaking more and more of these walls. The unfortunate part of this story is that because these walls are within you, you are breaking yourself at the same time as you are making yourself. There’s…

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There isn’t time.

There isn’t time, So brief is life. For bickerings, apologies, heart burnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, And but an instant, so to speak, for that. – Mark Twain It has been a perfect day. I am writing this untitled post like so many others I have written in this lifetime. I am enjoying a set of burning candles beside me. It’s like Diwali to my right. On the left is a bit colder view. It’s raining against the windows in a slanted fashion. The windows are open so the curtains are moving with the breeze.…

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You are protected

The lives we have lived will define the lives we create for others. So, live well. I have been trying to finish reading Justin Trudeau’s (Canada’s prime minister) biography for almost 2 months and as with all my reading projects, this one remains unfinished. I wanted to read his biography to familiarize myself with the person he is, the experiences that have shaped him and his vision for Canada. I thought that as a responsible citizen of this country, I should know what kind of person he is and what kind of life he has lead. I felt it was…

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Can you trust the water?

Written on July 23, 2015 It has been a few years since I made the decision to learn swimming. Few years ago, I had started taking swimming lessons and found myself going absolutely nowhere with it. Looking back though, I have come very very far. Long long time ago, the thought of water had scared me. “The waves will come and take you with them” is what the voice in my head would say. “You will drown and die. Just like that.” But I had always watched people swim. They always looked so cool. Ever since I was little, I…

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A Year after the Smile Project

  Written in November 2015 A year has come and gone and a lot has changed. 2015 to me was a year reserved for self-discovery. The purpose of this year was to become comfortable in who I am, what I want to be and where I want to go. And to find these answers not in others, but in myself, alone. I consider this year to be the year in which I opened up spaces to not just feel emotions but to make myself realize how every life event impacts me internally and how it changes the way I feel.…

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Love Yourself (4/4)

Written in February 2016 I understand that in the society we live in today it’s quite scary to be single and you know, “alone.” Everywhere you go people are either with their significant other or in families. Be it restaurants, weddings, parties. People come at least in pairs. A few years ago when I had gone to a Christmas party alone, a person there had asked me, “You came to the Christmas party alone?” “YES” was my solid answer with a very sweet smile. Not even taking it to heart. What was wrong with it anyways? If something is important…

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Love Yourself (3/4)

Written on July 22, 2015 There was a time when a cherry’s bitterness felt way too bitter. It was nice to have everything sweet. A hint of bitterness was too much to disrupt the sweetness in my mouth. It was an unenjoyable taste. Bitter. A long time ago, I wrote about the longest path in life. It has been a year since I decided to change my life. 5 years since I realized that even though I had everything I wanted in life, I still wasn’t happy. A lifetime since I have been searching for my purpose in life. The…

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Love Yourself (2/4)

Written on July 16, 2015 It has been a really long time. We never met. The habit of writing the date before starting an article makes me happy. There was a time when having to write down the date in every single class every single day for every single chapter felt like the most annoying thing in the world. Today, it comes naturally. Like putting on your undergarments before your clothes. To have my words stuck in time on a particular day and time makes me feel safe. At one one point in life, I felt this way. At one…

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Love Yourself (1/4)

Written on Mar 22, 2015 As we grow up, we tend to lose ourselves. We begin to doubt our potential. Worse, we try to be like other people; people who are perhaps considered more “normal” by society. We forget to look at and appreciate our own uniqueness and then we wonder who we really are. Many thoughts go on in our mind…. Am I really a person? Does anyone notice me? Am I visible? Does anyone love me? Does anyone care about me? We lose ourselves. Worse, we lose the ground we are standing on. It took me a really…

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The Journey Back Home (5/6)

The Tree of Life, Written in February 2016 They say you have to come from a great place, not even realize it’s worth, go on to bigger cities, find people exactly as crazy as you, get completely messed up by your own brain and then… go home yet once again in this lifetime. This time, however, a little differently. This time knowing that after all the unnecessary running, you have to learn to stay still. That no matters what happens in life, you must always learn to go back home. That Home is and always will be your default location.…

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