#269 a wonderful life

I had a wonderful weekend full of friends, good food, and exploring. Of course, there were some hiccups. It started with loud construction in the house because my father was renovating the roof and the driveway. The banging started on the roof at 7am on a Saturday morning. I was tired and cold. Since the…

Review: The Whale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn46ZZyzegc I was intrigued when I first heard of the film “The Whale,” starring Brendan Fraiser. I was excited about a film that would make me feel powerful emotions. Unfortunately, I started to feel sadness for a couple weeks, and one of my coping mechanisms is avoiding media that might be triggering. Therefore, I decided…

A memory of my big brother on his 10th death anniversary.

I will be posting my review tomorrow. Today I am writing a special blog in memory of my brother Yama. It is the 10th anniversary since he passed away. I have written about the experience of his passing and various childhood memories that have stayed with me. Today I want to share a quick memory…

#263 what do you think of vulnerability?

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en Seeing my blog get views from different countries, such as Germany, is fantastic! Thank you for being here and for making me feel so special. I wrote an entire Wednesday blog on the topic of "what can I do less of," but I decided against posting it. It sounded bitter, negative, and repetitive. I…

#262 Do you have the December Blues?

Decembers are always hard. For me, it is a month of nostalgia for the past year and for previous years. Since the month started, my own mortality has been creeping into my mind. The mortality of the people I hold dear too. Another year has gone by. It is only the first week of December,…

#257 letting myself down

Halloween awesomeness It is November. We have two months left in 2022. Another year has flown by. This is the second week of my new position. So far, it has been mellow. There is not much to do yet. I have no students. Hopefully, next week. It is a new program for the school district…