one more before our last

Hold me close one more time One more kiss, One more touch, And one more kind word Before the night ends Let us collect Every “one more” moment Be selfish for a while Before they become fond nostalgia Peeking through rose-tinted lenses Hold my hand one more time, Hide under the covers one more time, …

Timetable of Us

7:05 am on a Saturday Good morning texts and motivational affirmations Flood my inbox Because it is your priority On the top of your to-do list On the Google Calendar agenda, I have made for you My love language is time But I took it too literally Placing our past, present, and future In bullet …

A Man and His Dog

Before the self-isolation and social distancing, I always saw this man with a dog He wasn’t your typical dog lover I’d often see him without a shirt Exposing his ash-covered torso, He wore cargo shorts a little too big for him And he was already a man of large stature His bare feet on the …

Afraid to be your reason

My biggest fear in a relationship is someone giving up everything for me. Their identity, dreams, friends, and create this new life around me. I am afraid they would slowly brew resentment, listing down regrets and what-ifs they forgot to consider. I’m afraid when the days are silent, they create scenarios of decisions they never …

January Thoughts & Insights: Redesigning My Life Map

It is the end of a decade. We either start out fresh and hit a reset hoping that 2019 will disappear in the rewind of our memories. Whatever way you choose to spend 2020, allow yourself to start something new or redefine what it means to kick in the new year. If 2018 was my …

Lessons I Learned From My 3-Week Dream Job Turned Nightmare

Earlier this year, I landed my dream job. It was a job I’ve wanted since high school and I couldn’t believe they even hired me. But I forgot to wear my rose-tinted glasses on my first day because my dream job turned into a nightmare. I tried to see the brighter side of things but …

The Rude Awakening of Adulthood

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you asked my 15-year-old self she would give you a straight answer. Ask my 18-year-old self and she will tell you she’s gearing herself towards one specific goal. But if you ask me now, all I can tell you is that I do not …

2019 Life Maps and Vision Boards

Half of my 2018 were dark times. Despite avoiding a breakdown I was able to reflect on both my past and present emotional state. It wasn’t fun I can tell you that however, it was necessary for me to avoid the path of self-destruction. For 2019, I am more motivated than ever! Of course, I …