I often Wonder…

if my dad would be okay with the next steps I’ve made in my life. I wonder about the words he has used to describe me in the past, the moments I’ve made him proud. I keep him in mind every single day, as I continue learning about this world that is changing faster with […]

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Just Let Me Sleep

Before the curtain to reality gets pulled back, I feel a moment where everything is good. My worries for the day and my future have not yet sunk in. A world in which I will get to hug my father, speak to my grandparents, lingering onto their every word. Just Let Me Sleep Every morning, […]

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The Two Interwoven Parts Of Grief

Grief never disappears. It’s a process made up of coping with your loss, while fully remaking a life you’ve worked to build up over the years. There is so much courage in rebuilding yourself, and I never want you to feel like you are a weaker person for hurting and being confused about what to […]

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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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