On Your Birthday, My Love

2008, Starbucks Gateway, smoking area. 2 friends starting to get to know each other while sipping their own frappucino drinks on 1 weekday afternoon. I’m trying to recall if I …

To My 20 Year Old Self

Hi Jarl, In a few hours, I’ll be saying goodbye to another decade of my life and will be bidding hello to a brand new chapter of life. Birthdays are …

Grace in Defeat

“I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” – William C. Hannan Tomorrow marks …

Twenty Seventeen

I wake up to a brand new day, but this time most especially, to a brand new year. I won’t wish for the next 365 days to be good to …

Licence to Heal

She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them. – Beau Taplin Today, my best friend Aileen officially earned her licence …

The Seventh Chapter

I bought a book two weeks ago entitled ‘Rising Strong’, written by Brené Brown. I know I shouldn’t buy a new book, given the stack of books I bought in …

Living Eulogy for my Dearest Daddy

To be honest, I don’t see the point of eulogies done during a memorial service. What’s the point of saying good things to a person who’s not physically present to …