In the words of CG Jung, "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." Some of you have been following me from the beginning of this blog, the beginning of my life, or maybe just recently. I've spoken in depth about what happened to me on this last trip … Continue reading One Year.
Below is a fun activity to look back on the previous year. I'd love to hear your answers in the comments ❤ *Just realized after completion that I sound like a mess of sadness. I'm alright, just this year was awful. 1. What did you do in 2017 that you'd never done before? I broke … Continue reading 2017 in Review.
Over the past couple of months, my YouTube channel has grown exponentially with now nearly 1500 people subscribed to it. It started quite suddenly and I'm so grateful for the friendships I've made. A lot of people ask me why I started it, what I hope to gain from it. Some accuse me of trying to … Continue reading Why I Started My YouTube Channel.
I've been back though for seven months and have spent the majority of that time reevaluating every aspect of my life - a somewhat daunting task. I love India. I love going to India. I love eating Indian food (especially southern). I love watching Indian movies (especially Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil). I love listening to … Continue reading Honesty and Updates.
Have you ever eaten a cookie and hafway through, it caused you to contemplate your life because you knew that nothing could ever top that moment? Your wedding? Na. Huge promotion? No way. First born? Shmirst born. This moment, this bite of cookie, is the reason for your existance. Ok, a little much. But we've … Continue reading Recipe: The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Earlier this year. In the Spring. I had made an announcement. I was writing a book! Weaving together tales from my six trips, it would be a massive feel-good find-yourself novel and it was going to be spectacular. I wrote 5 to 10 pages daily. I planned the outline, scenes, character profiles. It was going … Continue reading Announcement!
So the other day I was just chilling. Minding my own business. Creeping on Facebook. The usual. For fun, I popped over to my YouTube Studio app and saw that I had like 10,000 views in the last 48 hours. Usually it hovers around 200. Naturally, I was very surprised. I continued to watch it … Continue reading Sudden Explosion of Views.
Hey again! It's been a while! Hope you're doing well 😊 As some of you may recall, I started learning Tamil a couple of months ago thanks to a dear friend of mine. Sadly it wavered off because my lack of dedication and us getting distracted by chatting instead of learning. But I've started again … Continue reading Learn Tamil with Me!
If you're familiar with my latest trip to India and the toll it took on me, you'll notice a fair bit of symbolism throughout this. I've been writing a lot lately and this is one of them that I like so thought I'd share. Standing at the edge of the water she looks side to … Continue reading I Wrote a Thing.
Six years ago I was a poor college student working at a local hotel. It was neither fancy, nor seedy. One of those that have kitchens in them and discounted rates for long-term stays. It was an easy job and I didn't do much. I worked the 3-11pm shift. That meant people new to town … Continue reading Diary 15 – Suicide.