Ever since overcoming divorce, I had a strong wish to capture stories of how others felt when they faced hardships or their own fork in the road. Choosing to divorce changed the trajectory of my life and squarely led me to writing on Medium today. Sometimes I wonder where I would be now if I had not taken that route. But one thing is for sure: I would be very unhappy. Divorce was one of my turning points; for others, it could be anything else.
Over the years, I’ve thought about several ways of capturing others’ experiences. I started creating…
I’ve been thinking a lot about death.
Not that I have any major health problems (at least, I don’t think), but the fact that so many people have lost their lives to the pandemic and senseless gun violence, I am reminded that we are all on borrowed time.
It doesn’t help that I see age playing out on my dad.
I’m so thankful his health is still relatively good, but once a person reaches a certain age, time seems to accelerate exponentially. This is known as proportional theory.
My dad remarks that a week passes so quickly for him. …
It wasn’t too long ago when I felt like I was stuck. Unfulfilling job, relationships, and outlook in life. I knew I needed a change, but I didn’t know how.
The usual.. get another job, meet new people, etc.. I tried all that but nothing came to fruition. What do you do, when it seems like you did all you can in your power, yet nothing changes?
Truth be told, I’m not that far removed from all of the above yet. But.. I can’t tell you exactly when, or how, or why.. what HAS changed is I no longer feel…
“You never used to be this frugal. You’ve changed.”
“You feel like I’m frugal towards you?”
I’d argue my dad was only half right; while I’ve mostly been careful about spending money throughout my life, I have changed. I used to also be cheap.
According to dictionary.com:
Frugality: being prudent in saving, the lack of wastefulness.
Cheap: inexpensive, small value
I used to sacrifice quality in order to obtain the lowest price. I limit spending to necessities, and forwent things or experiences that brought joy or expanded knowledge. Even worse, if I had to pay for more than my…
The other day, I was reflecting on how the year of the pandemic played out for me, and I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t that bad. In fact, it made me much happier and carefree. During a time when a lot of people were still having it rough, I felt guilty to even think that, let alone admit it. But, it is how things played out, and I’m one who will always try to find the silver lining in situations. This happens to be a big lining.
For the past 5 years, I’ve dealt with a lot of…
In my 20s, I spent the majority of my waking hours wishing things were different. I took myself on this fantasy journey of living in a different part of the country, traveling for work and working in a job that was both fulfilling and challenging, experiencing new places and people, and having no responsibilities for anyone else as I discovered the world and myself. In short, I wanted to be free.. free to make my own choices in life, without judgment or restrictions.
Oh, how that colorful, rich life looked so great from afar and, like a fluttering butterfly, ever…
When I was in my mid-twenties, I started dabbling in stocks.
At the time, and even guilty now, I didn’t know how to manage my mind, so subsequently my portfolio performance mirrored my emotional swings. I ended up making more poor decisions than good ones. And, even when I did make smart buys, I lacked the conviction to see market cycles through.
Here are a few examples:
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