I have long stopped believing that home is a destination. I have been to many places but I’ve never felt at home more than being with the people that I love. For me, home is a feeling: it is found between ephemeral moments, in the little pauses before the wave come crashing through the shore, in the gorgeous sunsets and the serene sunrises.
For years, my life was all about the hustle. I thought that being productive, getting things done, and working hard would make me feel fulfilled and happy — but, oh boy, was I so wrong.
I have always believed in the power of written words. As someone who dreads confrontation, I find myself responding in either of these ways: I keep quiet and write down the things that I fail to say, or I distract myself and escape whatever it is that’s bothering me. The past few months have been more of the latter, which explains my long absence online.
There are some things in life that are worth working on despite having zero income (passion projects, hobbies), but there are also other things that should not be tolerated. If you plan to reach out to me to ask me to do free work or to do some job where you’ll pay me $2 for 1,000-words… then screw you. I’m sick and tired of people trying to take advantage and of people who think that writing is worthless and trivial (FYI, this sh*t is a hard job to do).
Every year, I try to come up with a year-ender post to culminate everything that had happened to me in the past 365 days. It’s usually just a list of the year’s highlights, as well as some of the things that I’ve been thankful for. I’ve been meaning to do […]
So. Quick catch up: a month ago, I rode a plane going to Ho Chi Minh City and spent 12 amazing days by myself, going to four different cities in 3 neighboring countries. It was definitely one of the most nerve-wracking and liberating moments of my life.
I still can’t wrap my head around the idea that 2016 is almost over. While this year has been quite crazy with all the politics that the world has been dealing with, (as selfish as this sounds) my life has been pretty amazing. There are many times when I feel […]