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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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The Purpose of my Life

There’s a longing in our hearts that takes us to places. It takes us to our dreams. Somehow, someday, our heart rips through our thoughts, our mind and stands out in a way that’s impossible to avoid. Because quite honestly, it’s been quiet for way too long. We have been ignoring it for way too long. The heart guides us to our purpose – the reason we were brought into this world. There’s a power in our heart that cannot be defied; it shakes us to our very core, hitting our thoughts like hail hitting the trees and shedding them…

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Everyday things that make me smile

Sometimes we go through our own life like a passenger and don’t really realize that what’s around is enough to make us happy. Sometimes I really scare myself when I realize that I don’t need that much in order to feel happy every single day. What I need regardless of what I have or not, is the peace that says whatever I have is enough. That peace in itself is priceless. It cannot be bought or sold. It can only obtained by learning to see your life differently from how you feel. The great thing about that is no one…

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[Smile Project Moments] – The Birds Have Arrived

It was an awesome time. The 1st weekend of warmth. I was wondering whether I should step out or not because it had been a lil’ chilly a day before. After thinking “no” many times, I put on my rubber boots and stepped out. I wanted to see what the lake looked like. Had it melted already or was it still gonna be a while? For the first time in the last 6 months, I saw Life. Life everywhere. Children jumping into the water everywhere, adults walking their pets and exercising, and me – enjoying the sunlight with all of…

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Spring has Sprung!

Hi all, It’s March 20, 2015 and Spring has officially arrived in Canada! Winter always feels SO long and Spring and Summer feel so short that I sometimes feel like they shouldn’t even be seasons lol. I wouldn’t say I wait for Spring every year because I wait for Summer instead. You know – the time when it is finally so hot that everyone else has to turn on their ACs but you are finally happy to have that heat back into your life that you wouldn’t even care to plug your AC in. That amazing feeling of finally burning…

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Smile Project Moments [5] – The Warmth of Cold

There are times when the snow falls in a very dreamy way. Even though it’s falling, it feels as if it wants to stay in the air just a bit longer. As you look through the window, you see the snow stopping mid-air as if taking the time to look at you and then dancing around before finally giving up to gravity and falling a bit lower. It’s almost as if it finds joy in hanging around in the air a bit longer before ultimately hitting the ground and being stuck in one place. This video is from one of…

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Smile Project Moments [4] – Being Loved

In the last week of January, I realized that the month of Love was approaching. You know…the month that comes very year and goes away just like anything else in life. I wasn’t really in the best mood at that time but I had the idea of decorating my office a little. I scrapped that idea due to stupid reasons. Then, for the sake of doing something, I dragged myself out of the office on a very cold lunch hour and went to the dollar store. That is where I met my Valentine who smiled in a way I could…

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Welcome to IshKishMish.com! :)

Hi all, This awesome day is finally here!! I am now the owner of my very own website, ishkishmish.com!! :DDD I have been wanting to acquire ishkishmish.com for a long time but I had been delaying it as much as possible because I knew it would involve a lot of work. Finally, this weekend I took the time to buy my domain and hosting space and started the migration. Even though I am nowhere near done everything I want to do on my new site, I have at least recreated the basic structure I had on wordpress.com. I cannot begin to imagine…

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It was not always all smiles

Yes. This was the unfortunate truth of life. It was not always possible to be a smiley face. It was also not always possible to be a sad face either. Two months ago, I started questioning some things. If I am really considered “lucky” (as per my life horoscope), how is being sick lucky at all? Why were terrible things happening to me all over again? Why did I, at a very young age, always had to deal with stupid health problems that even doctors could never figure out the causes of? Why was I a victim of all of…

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