Living your best life

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Over 18 months has elapsed since I’ve written to you in this blog. My time writing this blog has, at times, felt like a foolish and frivolous pursuit. I’ve had multiple bouts of imposter syndrome, doubting whether I had the qualifications, authority or even the ability to write anything […]

On Compassion

Middle school wasn’t a good time for me. I was painfully shy and like many I was navigating puberty (albeit a bit later than my peers since I was already younger.) I was also one of the few brown faces at my school and navigating the cultural divide was alienating in and of itself. As […]

The Fears

It’s been almost a year that I’ve let this blog/effort go fallow. Wait. That’s not really true. I didn’t “let” anything happen. To make this post I’ve had to step over almost a dozen different drafts of posts that I’ve begun at various times during that year. Begun and then abandoned. This has been an […]

#36: Strumming my pain with his fingers

“Daddy!” Your wailing starts from the kitchen and becomes doppler blue-shifted as I hear you make your way toward my office. I’m not that alarmed because I can from experience tell how concerned I should be based on the tone of your cry. This was a “I’m-not-really-hurt-but-I-want-attention” cry, with harmonic undertones of “my-sisters-are-ignoring-me-so-I’m-coming-to-you”. You come […]