That feeling of content came to me at ease while abroad, you would find me with my pack on, coffee in one hand and offline map in the other – en route to my next temporary home. Every misled thought, every spike of boredom was ever so fleeting how could I return to somewhere that induced the polar opposite?
Have you ever had someone enter your life and fill a void you didn’t know existed? And I don’t mean by physical presence, I mean with the words and lessons that come with them. While traveling and meeting new people, I’ve been swooped up and buckled into the back seat of my life. I’ve compliantly [...]
The sun was yet to greet us as the clock would soon struck 5. I’d spent many early mornings out and about during European Winters. Though lugging my travel pack to my Uber across the sidewalk that morning, I knew Edinburgh’s chill was bidding me a final farewell with a vengeance. “Don’t worry, you will [...]
In a generation that is consistently working towards tearing down the stigma surrounding the disrespect of women, and the current prevalence of the #metoo campaign, I hope this post coming from someone who often likes to take on life solo, induces the urge to help a stranger who has found themselves in a risky situation. [...]
I know that as you read this, many of you are overwrought with Mumma or Daddy commitments, work, and study. But you can’t give into your struggle because the world says that’s a sign of weakness. And I’m no psychic, but I also know that you’ve at one time or another, maybe at this minute [...]
I find myself lazing in my mid-morning read, pondering on how much my spoken thoughts contrast those of what I voiced just a few years ago. It’s without a doubt that with the opportunities I've had, I’ve learnt many valuable lessons. But my tolerance for an increasing amount of issues is what I owe thanks [...]
Caution, your reflection may be distorted by social constructed definitions of ‘beauty’. I often look back at photos of myself from the past two years, in awe at how much I’ve changed in such a short amount of time. Those close to me would tell you of the stark contrast between my current red curls, [...]
Lesson Two – I know nothing Now let me tell you, I know where to grab the best espresso in Edinburgh, I’ll take you to the best tapas in Girona, and I’ll tell you of the best pasta in Trieste (food is life) – but to be frank, that is far from what defines the [...]
At the end of the day, it’s the perspective of right meets wrong that separates us. Though we don’t need to perceive life in the exact same way to be compatible, it’s just a matter of accepting that different isn’t wrong, it’s just different.
The concept of home for this twenty something has been in constant flux these last few years. When we leave home as teenagers, we’re reminded that ‘home is where the heart is,’ an attempt to hold on to what once was, not anticipating what was yet to come. As I’ve grown, that line has resonated [...]