In case you missed the following links: Beyond the Cover IntroductionPast (1/6) - optionalNuts for Coco (2/6)Present (3/6) - optional No SleepoversNo Play datesNo PlaysNo TVNo GamesNo musical instrument other than the violin or piano No, No, No. Rule after rule after rule. I’m fed up with it. It’s my senior year in high school and I... Continue Reading →
Present (3/6 Excerpt from Beyond the Cover)
Beyond the Cover IntroductionPast (1/6) - optionalNuts for Coco (2/6) February 2011 I realized something today. Something very important about my life. I’m living. But I’m not really alive. I seem happy. People see me smiling, laughing, and making jokes. But can’t you see? It’s a mask. I am not okay. I’m floating in and out... Continue Reading →
Nuts for Coco (2/6 Excerpt from Beyond the Cover)
Beyond the Cover IntroductionPast (1/6) (Optional) Every day is the same. Me and Brother wake up and walk 45 minutes to the coconut trees just outside the village where I live. That is where the better and bigger coconuts are. Papa follows 5 minutes later. Brother says, “When you are 8, we can go together without... Continue Reading →
Past (1/6 Excerpt from Beyond the Cover)
As promised in the following post: Beyond the Cover Introduction, here's the first excerpt from Beyond the Cover. When my past was my present, I thought life was pretty hard. But the only thing I thought was hard was getting my education. When the truth is, learning only continues to get harder when one grows... Continue Reading →
Dear World, I feel utterly and tragically lost. I feel the world crashing down on me and crushing me whole. Gnawing at me. Pushing me down. Taking my feet and dragging me. Throwing me around. I feel like I am dying inside and I have lost myself. I feel like I’ve lost me. I’ve lost... Continue Reading →
Choosing Happiness . . .
Choosing Happiness. Choosing Today. If you read my older post about Chasing Happiness, you'll know where I'm heading with this post. I spent a lot of time and effort dreaming about the day I will be happy instead of simply living in the present, being in the moment, and choosing to be happy right now.... Continue Reading →
The answer to all your questions and concerns about Happiness is here. Not there. Not in the future. Not with someone in particular. Not anywhere. But here. It begins and stays with YOU. You can’t just chase happiness. Searching and searching for some artificial factor. Moving from one place to the next. Working towards your... Continue Reading →
Are You Stupid?
Three words that kill me from the start. While writing Tasks are only as difficult as the mind believes it is, I realized why I do what I do and why breaking the cycle has been such a struggle. Realizations happen when you least expect it and sometimes they come at exactly the right moments. At... Continue Reading →