Forever hopeful

Hope is born in moments when you have no reason to believe in the moment that is to follow, but something good unexpectedly lands in your lap. It’s born when that unexpected call changes your life for the better. It’s born when that stranger smiled an understanding smile in that moment that you thought the…

It’s not yet time to quit

Inspiration…if it came easily, it wouldn’t really be inspired, it would be convenient. It’s in those moments when everything we want to take for granted is not available that we are pushed to consider the impossible as a possibility. That’s when we dig really deep. That’s when we abandon convention. That’s when what we question…

More than a wish

Wishing it’s a sunny day when it’s raining is not going to make the sun come out. Leaving your umbrella behind is therefore an act of foolishness, not optimism. Optimism without evidence or action, or both, is a delusion we use to cope with an unpleasant reality. Wishing away reality only allows that unpleasantness to…

It’s Been a Year

I almost forgot the anniversary of my protest. The day I chose me, my sanity, and my self-respect. It feels now like it was a sabbatical more than a new path. The enthusiasm with which I journeyed into my new reality hasn’t faded, but it has changed shapes and forms many times over the last…

To Tell Your Story

After an insightful and engaging workshop that lasted all week, I found myself contemplating whether I have a story worth sharing. There are far more intriguing and gut wrenching stories than my own, and no shortage of them being from my own demographic as well. So I was forced to consider why mine is any…

The Lonely Path (II)

That incomplete thought process is hounding me. It feels as if the main point that I tried to convey in the first take on this subject eluded that entire post. The main point was simply this. Before I continue, I am well aware that me using the term simple when explaining what’s going on in…