One year ago today, you left this planet. I cannot bring myself to delete your phone number from my contacts. I keep your iCloud account active. I wished the days got easier, but they seemed to be getting harder. No words or platitudes help me. The first six months were a blur. I was distracted … Continue reading One year ago today
I expected 2022 to be better. I had great expectations for this year. I planned to write every single day. I wanted to use less plastic and commit myself to being fully minimalist, eating healthier, exercising and doing all that is good for the environment. Instead, my father passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2022. … Continue reading Lost Expectations
Society vs. Reality
I turned 45 years old last week. I am well into mid-life. Every year, I try to get a sense if I am on the right path. I realize now that the "right path," especially regarding finances, has been society's expectations, not my reality. Upon researching where a 45-year-old should be regarding their finances, I … Continue reading Society vs. Reality
Progress Over Achievements
Hustle over here, hustle over there, get a side hustle. Hustle. Hustle. When will it ever be enough? Covid forced our lives to come to a screeching halt. Many of us didn’t want to do anything but snack and take naps. As places begin to open up and many go back to work, the hustle … Continue reading Progress Over Achievements
Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?
Picture/Artwork by Colette Cady, inspired by the poet, Morgan Harper Nichols I am afraid to go out in public. This fear isn’t due to Covid. It is because I am an Asian-American. There has been an explosion of hate crimes of assaults and murders against Asians (especially the elderly) in parts of America ever since … Continue reading Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?