Something occurred to me the other day which kind of blew my mind. Child’s pose. Having just finished my workout, I collapsed on my yoga mat, drenched in sweat, and thought, “Why the hell is this so hard? And why after a year am I only now starting seeing results?” I started angrily scrolling through … Continue reading The Lost Art of Patience
Three years ago on this coming Wednesday, I lost one of my best friends to suicide. You never really understand the impact of suicide until someone close to you takes their own life. You start to over think and over analyze every conversation, every missed opportunity. The human mind is a real bitch sometimes and, … Continue reading Life is a Funny Thing
The desire to change can be instantaneous. You wake up one morning and want something different. You want to be thinner or fitter. You want to feel less anxious. You want consistency. You want to be a better version of you. However, the desire to change and the journey toward change are two completely different … Continue reading Desire versus Decision: The Journey to Change
Not going to lie, this last year was a rough one. I experienced a lot of loss — loss of a dream job, loss of a relationship, loss of a personal identity, and at times, loss of motivation. However, as a Phoenix through fire I have emerged stronger and more determined than before. This next … Continue reading The Year of the Comeback: Starts Now
Grief is complicated, heart-wrenching, and if not tamed, grief can be all consuming. My grandmother passed away on January 15th, 2013 – the day before my birthday. She lived to be 101 years old, and she was the godliest woman I have ever met in my entire life. My pastor prayed over me, asking God … Continue reading Unspoken Grief
To start off the New Year, my church decided to make a commitment to fast as a community from January 7th through the 27th. One of the fasting options was the Daniel Fast. Personally, I have never made a commitment to “fast” food. I’ve never seen the benefit of depriving myself of food for spiritual … Continue reading The Daniel Fast
I spent Labor Day Weekend in Texas this year. Friday morning I stopped at Starbucks and used my free drink coupon to “buy” a venti quad shot white mocha, hopped back in my car, and drove eight hours. My main motivation for my Texas excursion was Anime Fest. Back in December, Dara and I reserved … Continue reading A Weekend Without Labor ((Almost))
Not blogging is bad. Not blogging for almost a month is inexcusable. Hi, nice to meet you. My name is inexcusable. This past month my schedule was consumed with job hunting and post-SOM recovery. After three weeks of hunting, I received a job offer from Starbucks and have spent the last two weeks in job-training. … Continue reading Oops.
Today Starbucks had “Free Friday Refreshers.” From noon to three the Starbucks company gave away tall Cool Lime and Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers. To me, free drinks sounds like a good day, especially for a college student without a job. At fifteen minutes to twelve, Josiah and I hopped in the car and started our … Continue reading A Refreshing Summer Day.
Every June something magical happens. An entire world is created with a unique culture. Kids are indoctrinated into this culture through the singing of songs and the shouting of battle cries. After surviving a week in the wilderness, the children are given a blue bead and officially declared Missionary Kids. For one month out of … Continue reading The World is Full of Magic Things