Do It With Passion Or Not At All

“Soul-searching” often feels like an endless wave of having the will-power to know that you have an abundance to offer the world met with the wall of being uncertain in how to share what makes your soul sing.  My insides continue to twist and turn at the very thought of pursuing something I have no […]

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An Open Letter To Myself

Melanija, You are someone who has gone through hell and back and lived to tell the tale. You have stepped out of your comfort zone more times than you give yourself credit for, and have turned into a warrior because of it.  You are your own worst enemy. You cut yourself short. You hold yourself […]

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“Your Dad Is Gone”

At 6:43 a.m. on November 27, 2019. ‘Your dad is gone.’ At that moment, I didn’t break down and cry. I didn’t have a panic attack, no sobbing, not even an ounce of surprise. Originally posted on Love What Matters : I was recently approached by Emily to share my own journey through grief on […]

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Are You Present?

Unfortunately, this reality is inevitable for most of us at one point or another. I recently had a really good day. Mentally I was on top of my game, productively I was ticking boxes on my checklist left, right and centre. Emotionally I was probably the best I had been in a long time. In […]

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Words Are Powerful. Don’t Let Other People Put Them In Your Head.

Respect the power of words. More importantly, the power of your thoughts – some that you may never even say out loud. All of them influence our daily actions. Understand that most times we are our own worst critic. The words we use to describe ourselves can either lift us up or completely destroy our […]

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NEW YEAR, SAME GOALS

Congratulate yourself! Sometimes you’re right where you’re supposed to be.  Happy New Year to all of my readers! I hope you continue to fight through the nonsense 2020 left behind (or dragged unwillingly into 2021) and continue calming the chaos in your life.  Every time I was asked about my 2021 resolutions, I realized that […]

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My Father Didn’t Tell Me How To Live

It has now been over a year since we have put my father to rest. What a year it has been. In every single aspect, as a family, our lives have changed. It takes time to get used to that change. It takes hardships to understand the beauty in life around us even during times […]

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What 365 Days Of Grief Looks Like

“Even though death has torn us apart, your love lives forever inside of my heart” – C.A. Martine 365 days. How? Waking up this morning, my daily routine has pretty much stayed the same. Except that he’s not here. I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that one whole year has passed since we […]

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I Said It Out Loud

I’ve been mustering up the courage to write this post. I didn’t even know where to begin.  I have not been myself.  I have been in a state of limbo.  I’ve known for a while, but I pushed it aside.  Until I crashed. A tidal wave of emotions hit me two days ago as I […]

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26 Life Lessons

In honour of my recent 26th birthday, I’ve compiled a list of the lessons I learned the hard way throughout the years. Most of them are common knowledge, or cliché but I personally will be printing this list out and keeping it in my workspace as a daily reminder of how far I’ve actually come. […]

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