Even though I kept some of my resolutions (I did keep up the fitness), Continue reading “Changes and Re-evaluating”
I was convinced I was going to die there. There. In the middle of nowhere. No way of letting anyone know where I’d gone or why. No reception to phone for help. No map to find my way home. No one will ever find me here, I thought as I pressed my head against the steering wheel. Oh why did I decide to be spontaneous? What was wrong with good old boring, never taking risks me?
Whoosh.The car shuttered. Continue reading “The Long Winding Road”
I take comfort in the fact that even if you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. I wasn’t going to post this as I want to focus on positivity on this blog. The reason I am writing though is because when I started this, I wanted to be honest and every now and again I do have setbacks. This week was one of them. Continue reading “Your One Ring that Rules”
“Did you hear Mary down the road got hit by lightning?”
I nearly choke on my coffee. “Oh my god, is she okay?” I have no idea who Mary Down the Road is. I don’t know who this shopkeeper is either, but this is the first thing he says as he checks my items at the till.
“Ah yeah, sure she’s grand. She was doing yoga”. Continue reading “Mary Got Hit By Lightning”
Happy almost New Year, everyone! :D So overall, how was 2014 for you? Mine was a mixture of very good and very bad but overall, there was much more good and that’s what counts i think :)
As I mentioned yesterday, I love making resolutions and ringing in the new year. But the other day when I was googling “fun resolutions” and I was surprised with the amount of Continue reading “2015: Year of Grooviness”
When I started this blog in April 2013, my goal was to reform my pessimistic ways and become a happier, better person who was a positive influence in other people’s lives. I began by gradually changing my attitude towards life and aimed to get fit through my fitness challenge. This blog definitely helped me retain positivity and to keep on track with my goals Continue reading “New Challenges. New Life. New Me.”
When I was younger, I used to constantly compare myself to other girls. I’d flick through magazines and ask myself: why don’t look like her? I’d conclude that I was ugly because I didn’t have eyes like Taylor Swift; I didn’t have lips like Angelina Jolie; I didn’t have hair like Jennifer Anniston, etc. Continue reading “Unique Beauty”
I’ll never forget the way the light faded from her eyes; the way her breathing gradually slowed until it stopped altogether. And even though I’d known my aunt had been sick for a long time, it was still a shock being there that night when she finally passed away. It was a relief to know that she was no longer hurting but it was hard too- it still is- to adjust to life without her. To realise she’s gone. Continue reading “Grief”
I know it’s been a while but I’m still alive! (thankfully!) I honestly can not believe it’s been so long since my post. Life’s just been so crazy. When I say life, I mean final year college. I think the words are synonyms because my life has been college with little else the past while back. Not sure how healthy that is, but whatever- I’m finished! :D Continue reading “Still Alive”
The guys in my class said that I’m like a totally different person this (academic) year- in a good way. According to them, I used to be very shy and wouldn’t really talk to anyone; now I’m much more “out of my shell”. I’ve been reflecting on that and…yeah, I guess it’s true. For a long time, I had very low confidence; Continue reading “Tips for Building Confidence”
I did a public reading today. Might not seem like that big of a deal but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while ‘cept I’ve always put if off. Because of my speech. Continue reading “Accepting Self/ My Struggle to Talk”
I really hadn’t been feeling like myself the last few days. On paper I should have been happy: high grades in college; interesting job that I love; lots of new friends. Yet somehow I felt sort of… empty inside, like there was something missing. Continue reading “Controlling the Darkness”
Someone called me an optimist the other day; that’s new. I used to be the most pessimistic person I knew (quote: “It’s a nice day outside? Ughhh now I can’t stay inside all day and play computer games. Total mega sadface!”). Yikes! :P When I started this blog, I planned on changing that and I believe I finally have obtained a positive attitude.
So I thought I’d post some steps I took in the road of developing a more positive attitude: Continue reading “Steps on the Road of Becoming an Optimist”
I’ve finally finished my exams and I must say the last three weeks are definitely ones I would not want to revisit if I had access to a time machine. Even though I was happy overall with them, these past weeks have been so stressful. The last few years, I’ve been dealing with panic attacks and they were pretty bad this year. Continue reading “Panic Attacks”
I must say, this blog has really helped me to stay positive and optimistic- I want to thank everyone who left lovely comments and liked and followed me. I really appreciate it- you guys are awesome :) Continue reading “Refusing to Succumb to Pessimism”
Up to relatively recently, I would have counted myself as quite the pessimist. There’s no point in denying it. For example, a friend of mine made me the most delicious cake for my birthday last year (seriously, it tasted like happiness!) and I was just there wondering how long it would be before I dropped it all over my dress. I find that strangely funny now looking back :P
I’ve been debating whether or not to post this or not, because I know it’s not gonna be that easy for me to write. But the reason why I am is because if there’s anyone reading this who’s feeling in any way unhappy or unappreciated, I want you to know things will get better. It may not seem that way now, but they will, trust me. Continue reading “Things get better”