On Passion, Principles and Changing the World

Last weekend, I met a very interesting guy, a philosopher. We connected over a few beers in the pub, and when I walked him home, he offered me another drink at his place. There, we talked the night away. Or should I say, he talked the night away and I listened (mostly). Which I might... Continue Reading →

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Tourist in my own city: the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

It's been almost a year since I wrote a post on this blog and what a year it has been. I hit the one-year-recovery-from-depression mark, landed a job in Washington DC and moved to the USA. It sure was an eventful year and I couldn't be more proud of myself. Inspired by the I Heart My City... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

This week's photo challenge from the Daily Post inspired me to write about the loves of my life. Love comes in many different shapes; from people to animals, from old to new, from far away to close by. Love is always around, but most appreciated in difficult times. For me, it took battling a depression... Continue Reading →

Things I wish I were able to tell my younger self

If only I were able to travel back in time, I would whisper to the little child in me: "No worries, everything will be fine! You know, when your parents send you to your room, it's not because they don't love you anymore. It just means you have been naughty and deserve a time out.... Continue Reading →

Cherishing the darkest times in my life

Fighting with yourself is a battle you can never win For a large part of my life, I've been fighting depression, struggling with insecurities and worrying about fitting in.To be honest, I've been in denial and fighting against myself since puberty. Last year, I hid rock bottom. I was so tired of fighting, I gave... Continue Reading →

Happiness Project: do or don’t?

Okay, it's time for me to be brutally honest on this blog! I am a depression survivor, but struggling to keep up the good work! Homebound More than a year ago, after battling chronic depression for years, I became housebound, on sick-leave from work. I was suffering full-blown panic attacks and depressive episodes. It was... Continue Reading →

Lost in thoughts!

Sometimes I just get overwhelmed by all the crazy ideas in my head. So many thoughts, so many plans...so little action. Here are some random thoughts that whizzed through my head this weekend: wow, it's super nice weather I should go outside and enjoy it hmm, I need to clean my house though oh, and... Continue Reading →

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