I’m Not Just A Shy Introvert, I Have Social Anxiety

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I’m not just shy, I have social anxiety.

I’m not an introvert, I have social anxiety.

If you know me you think of me as “introverted”, “shy”, “quiet”. It’s just my personality, right? And you like me anyway. The truth is, I live with a constant inner struggle. I’m not just naturally shy and quiet. It’s a fricking battle inside me. Continue reading “I’m Not Just A Shy Introvert, I Have Social Anxiety”

Current Observations #2

Almost 2 years ago I blogged about my current life observations in list form, inspired by others bloggers who did the same. I thought I’d give it a go again. Continue reading “Current Observations #2”

How Do You Follow Your Heart When You Can’t?

Another day gone by and I wake up with my heart aching. I thought it was getting better but it’s not. I’m here, yet my heart is somewhere else. And it’s not as easy as just following it. I can’t leave and I can’t really explain why in sensical terms, especially to those who are people of science and not of God. I can be quite illogical.  Continue reading “How Do You Follow Your Heart When You Can’t?”

We All Need A Kumbaya Moment Right About Now

What in the world is going on?? I mean, on top of the constant bad worldy news – draughts, terrorist attacks, corruption, impending economy collapse, impeding war?… It seems that people’s personal lives are in chaos too. In the last week I think I have read more sad personal posts than I have ever in accumulation. They all have something in common, it goes something like this: “Sometimes life just sucks. And that’s just the situation for me right now.”  Continue reading “We All Need A Kumbaya Moment Right About Now”

A Personal, Honest and Vulnerable Letter To The World

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Dear everyone,

I have been inspired to speak up. Continue reading “A Personal, Honest and Vulnerable Letter To The World”

My Unpopular Opinion Related to Valentine’s Day

Confession: I don’t like Valentine’s Day, I think it’s stupid. And this is coming from someone who has a chocolate addiction, loves flowers and is in a relationship.

Exactly one year ago, in honor of Valentine’s Day and my disdain towards the holiday, I wrote about my opinion on relationship/dating checklists and today I feel the same way about them so I will share it again (with a few edits and additions). Continue reading “My Unpopular Opinion Related to Valentine’s Day”

An Overdue Personal Update – Starting the year with a bang!

Living in India: A closed chapter.

This blog used to be quite personal, telling you about every single adventure (the bad and the good) of our lives in India, then our move back to the US, all the challenges and changes we faced, and even our personal love story.

I’ve become a bit distant showering you with photos of my travels recent and past and not enough Mani and our lives. Although I do give you a tiny glimpse of my life with my weekly small pleasures blog event.

But there are things that have happened that you don’t know. Continue reading “An Overdue Personal Update – Starting the year with a bang!”

Forget about New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m making a Fuck It List.


I am not one for sitting down and writing down my New Year Resolutions or even thinking about them. If I ever did make some as a teenager, I don’t remember ever achieving them. I gave up long time ago, mostly because I don’t care that much. I’m pretty okay with how I have and am living my life.

So in honor of that, this year I am making a “Fuck It List” and I invite you to do the same.  Continue reading “Forget about New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m making a Fuck It List.”

My Writing Process

Alex over at The Art of not Sitting Still wrote about his writing process and he has asked me to do the same.

I write but I don’t consider myself a writer if that makes sense. I often get pleasantly surprised when every now and then people compliment my writing specifically. I have no idea what my style is, I simply write. Subjects vary a lot, and I think my style varies too depending on the piece. Sometimes I like to do a little research about what I’m writing about and sometimes I do none at all. Continue reading “My Writing Process”

Embracing Discomfort & What Is A Growth List?


Apparently comfort is for lazy asses and kittens.

Apparently comfort doesn’t buy happiness.

Apparently as humans, we were never meant to be constantly comfortable, because our cavemen ancestors really weren’t.

According to Dennis Corsi’s post, comfort is overrated and the statements above are true. He says that in comfort there is no sense of adventure or living life at its fullest. I’m not completely sure if I agree with any of the above, but it made me think.

I mean… If given the (free) choice, I will always prefer flying in First Class than Economy. I’ll embrace the adventure once I land, thanks. Continue reading “Embracing Discomfort & What Is A Growth List?”