• A Happy Ending?

    On September 17, 2016, we had our first date. On June 21, 2017, he asked me to marry him and put a ring on my finger. On November 22, 2017, I returned the ring to him. And that was it. The one I thought I would spend the rest of my life with ended up being someone I’d share my life with for just over a year. I never thought this could happen to me. I’m not sure what to share about this experience, except that I have no regrets. I made a lot of mistakes, learned from them, and learned a lot about myself – what I really want and need…

  • The Effects of Maturity

    I’ve gotten to the point where I just don’t write on my blog anymore unless a friend keeps bugging me about it, eager to read what else I have to say. So, after my best friend’s persistent reminding, here’s another post, albeit a reluctant one. Perhaps it also helps that she has a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern, so the fact that she wants to read what I write is quite flattering. More and more, I find myself hardcore struggling with my adulthood, at an age that I used to believe was a mature one, five, ten years ago. And here I was, thinking I could have a blog that…

  • Getting Out of My Depression Slump

    Forcing myself to type something up because my consistent blog posting streak died. Blame it on the unexpected ups and downs (more downs than ups) of human life, which tend to activate and encourage depression. Depression = no energy or motivation to carry out even the most basic daily tasks. Think laundry, showering, brushing teeth, turning off the lights before bed, waking up for work, cooking… It felt like I had no way out, and I wondered if the deep feeling of sadness that kept bothering me day and night would ever go away for good. I fought it by praying, praying with others, reading the Bible, other ministry books,…