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The Confidence Project


Book and Glasses - Image courtesy of Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Image courtesy of Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

Do you ever have a story that no one believed but is completely true? A story that you try so hard to convince people believe, but they’ll look at you in a funny way, shake their heads and exclaim, “No way!” or “You’re joking!“?

Well, I have one such story and it goes like this . . .

Once when I was young, I tried so hard to be inconspicuous — both at home and at school because I was afraid to be put on the spotlight. I barely said a word in school unless I have no choice because it’s a graded recitation or the question was directly addressed to me. Nevertheless, teachers pushed me towards various extra-curricular activities like being part of Glee Club, Girl Scout, Lyre and Drum Band, acting on-stage during school fairs and other embarrassing *activities. Continue reading The Confidence Project


When Depression Strikes

Stress Meter by Stuart Miles_FreeDigitalPhotos dot net
Stress Meter
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After watching a podcast that brought home a huge baggage that I never thought I’ve been carrying along for more than a year now, I wanted to be as candid with this post as I can. I mean, I’ve been writing this blog since 2012 and so far, I’ve shared and bared my soul naked for the world to see. So, this post (along with others in this blog), chronicles one of the darkest moments of my life.

Writing down my thoughts, opinions and what-nots have been a refreshing change in my outlook in life. It also helped me personally and brought about a resurgence of my passions and a holistic sense of self and life. It was more than I’ve expected when I experimentally created this blog.

Anyway, I thought once I’ve gone through the process of moving on from that devastating time in my life a year ago that I’m okay and everything’s forgotten. Then, after watching two surprisingly candid people rant about stepping out of your comfort zone, accepting yourself and making a dent in the universe definitely sparked some subliminal awareness that I’ve been denying what’s been hovering over my head for a year. Continue reading When Depression Strikes