Why ‘Memoirs of a Muse’?

Ever since I've been a child, I've understood the world around me through books, texts and discourses. Reading, writing and expressing were my ways of grasping the depth of situations around me, those were my ways of learning. And still, to this day, I follow the same rules of thumb as I did when I… Continue reading Why ‘Memoirs of a Muse’?

Budget plans

Last evening, my dad and I spent hours making a budget plan for my study abroad. It's not that I've been accepted anyplace yet, but it was a requirement for someplace I'm applying to. At first, it was okay. I kept thinking, oh, we can afford this, it's not that big a deal. But then,… Continue reading Budget plans

Clay

Have you ever wondered about who you are? What are those little things that make you into you? What are your likes, dislikes and characteristics? Who are you? The thought just occurred to me a couple moments ago. I was laying in bed, watching a video and it happened, I asked myself: Who am I?… Continue reading Clay

Bad days

Everyone has good days and bad days. I've been having a couple of meh-ish, bad days in a row now. It's not too serious, but I feel like these things build up, you know? My bad days usually start with a feeling of heaviness when I wake up in the morning; maybe because of a… Continue reading Bad days

Passion vs. doing things just-so

I need to do some reflection right now. I'm not quite able to wrap my mind around it clearly, but I'm hoping that writing it down will help me compartmentalize my thoughts. Right, here it goes. I like to think that I'm the kind of person who knows what she wants. For the most part,… Continue reading Passion vs. doing things just-so

Staring at the sky

Have you ever laid on the grass, the concrete or your terrace and looked at the sky? Have you left that overwhelming sense of peace washing over you as you watch the clouds float, the colours changing and the lights fading? It's absolutely beautiful, wondrous, mesmerizing even. It's meditative. Nothing else matters in those moments.… Continue reading Staring at the sky

Forgetting someone

Have you ever forgotten someone? It's quite beautiful, really. Quite heartbreaking, yet beautiful nonetheless. Take a moment and think about about someone you love who is no longer with you either due to circumstance or death. Do this with me. Once you're done reading this blog, I want you to close your eyes for a… Continue reading Forgetting someone

A strange calling

Have you ever experienced those moments when everything around you suddenly stills, or moves in slow-motion, and the only thing, the only person that is moving at normal speed is you. In those moments, nothing on the outside matters, but on the inside, you can hear something calling your name. It's a little distant at… Continue reading A strange calling

Power in a conversation

Just a few minutes ago, I was having a conversation with my internship/work supervisor. We were talking about a feedback and pitch call for potential clients. She said something that really hit me. She said, always be conscious of the power you hold in a conversation. Ensure you have that power and you're not simply… Continue reading Power in a conversation

Wind-up toy

I believe that I do relatively well at university - both academically, in my co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. My marks, certificates and volunteering proves that. I think I do relatively well, or rather, I think others think I do relatively well. Lately, it's been a good time, achievement-wise for me - I've been interviewing people… Continue reading Wind-up toy

Some things never go away

When I was a teenager, I self-harmed. I would cut myself every time I got upset or sad or angry. I was around 13 years old when I first did it, I was really sad about something, but I just can't remember what. By the time I turned 17, it was a terrible dependency. I… Continue reading Some things never go away