This Is How I’ll Date You

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
I’ll date you because I choose to. I will desire you with every dawn and I will desire you with every dusk. I will date you because you make me laugh, because despite your flaws and your temperaments, my heart feels safe within your hands. I will date you and…

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Father’s Day – rapidly past 23 years flashed into my mind, I could now understand the meaning of my father’s aspirations. I now take meaning of whatever decisions my dad was taking in the past in view of his goals of making us (his children) successful in life similar to him, or maybe more. Recalling Daddy’s…

What I miss about my service, the church, and our community.

The whys and wherefores of what I miss about my service, the church, and our community, and the parts I look back fondly on- choral singing, the feeling of connection and common purpose, the heart that is always left with wanting to be a better person, and a close knit youth group. I miss singing with a…

On a positive note of moving abroad alone

Just the thought of being self-reliant in a completely foreign country is a scary life-changing leap. You leave the comfort of having your family, friends, and everything else you’ve grown to know behind. Yes, it may take months or even years to really dealt with all these (dramatically!) — I, at some point, still lose the balance of…

Miles away on your birthday

Turned 23 today. My first birthday away from home and alone– none of my colleagues knew it was my birthday. sure I’ve felt the distance from where I was. 7am, afraid to get up as a big ball of depression. worried I would become wicked home sick as this day rolled around. Hours went by–…