Things we can learn from COVID-19

Wash your hands.Lend a helping hand.Care for those in need.Respect your elders.Pause.Spend time with loved ones.Actually pay attention.Take care of yourself.Stop running around.Prioritise [your] essentials.Don’t be a hoarder.Stop chasing everything.Be grateful for what you have.Be grateful for those around you.We are in this [world] together.Stop fighting change.Learn something new.Stop over-identifying with comforting habits.Stop blaming the […]

This is it

It’s personal. This year. It’s all about knowing. Yes. That’s the word for 2020. Knowing. The last decade began with me not knowing myself. Actually, I had no idea that I didn’t know myself. If you had asked me back then, I would have denied it quite vehemently. I would’ve said I know exactly who […]

Finding me

“I would’ve thought you are a writer.” I don’t know what it is that the girl in the chocolate store in Belgium saw in me, but it was more than I had ever seen in myself. She saw my truth, she saw me for who I was. Writing has been my singular truth long since […]

Beyond Words

I hesitate to write, it’s a new feeling. My mind is blank, or maybe too cluttered? There is no prompt today, there hasn’t been for a while. I’ve been avoiding it. I shy away from words, I don’t know my story yet. Excuse. It’s the end I am mistaking it for, forgetting there will be […]

To Dream

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist It’s been over a decade from when I first read the book. I wouldn’t give myself the credit to fully appreciate it back then. I was such a different person, with such a different dream. Mine, but not […]

Something to say

Write. Because you have something to say.But what if I don’t know how to?Doesn’t matter.You have something to say.It’s been over a month.Doesn’t matter.Too many things have happened.So start with one.You make the rules, you draw your boundaries. Start here.You let life get in the way of your words, and yet your words get you […]