Day 22: Turned 27​

WOW… I skipped 5 days of my journal and I am back on my birthday. I turned 27 today. All of us have experienced highs and lows. Many a times we feel helpless, sometimes deserving, othertimes incompetent. 27 years, mixbag of cries and smiles, but mine to live and own. I remember a line from…

Day 21

It has been a while I have not written an informative article. Finally, tomorrow is SATURDAY, and I am planning to write a full article on Self-Objectification, based on a research I had conducted back in Nepal for my Masters. But normally saturdays include: Cleaning Laundry Cooking And a bit of relaxation Luckily, I only…

Day 19: Home

Home. No matter how much fun you had outside, nothing feels as good as getting back home. The moment I reach my apartment, I relax and this feeling is involuntary. In a matter of five months, this apartment has turned into my heavenly abode. I have always loved having an indoor plant and as expected,…

Day 17 :)

As I struggle to decide on what to right, I ask my husband to help me out. Guess what he says? “Write about me, write about how much I love you, how I cook for you, how I always agree with you, how supportive I am and how I am such a good husband”, he…

Day 16

Today’s journal is a bi-monthly review of my self-discipline practice.  Developing a habit takes time and your forever enemy (laziness) is always on the move to attack and conquer you. Many a times, it did. Reviewing is good, helps me get back on track. Well now it may seem small but if I am able…

Day 15: To my brothers and sister!

I know brothers are the most annoying people a sister can ever have and I grew up surrounded by six brothers and a sister, each with their unique traits of annoyance.  Today I feel like documenting bits of my experiences with each one of them. They, each and everyone, has an irreplaceable place in my…

Day 14: Hate Test

Sometimes I wonder, why exams make people so anxious. It is a known fact that by the time one is in their mid-twenties, they will have experienced more than a 100 exam situation. Yet, the feeling remains; the cold, shivery, uncomfortable, nervous feeling before hitting the test center. Isn’t it strange that despite age, one…

Day 12: Is it pulling you down?

What pulls me down? Sense of fail, What pulls me down? Can I really prevail, What pulls me down? My abilities are at stake, What pulls me down? My loyalty towards what I haven’t made   What pulls me down? I don’t have it in me, I frown What pulls me down? There is always…

Day 11: SMILE

Emotions can break any sort of barrier, whether it be gender, race, caste, class, nationality or language. I am new to Boston, and slowly getting to know local people here through work. I have to say, internally I am struggling to feel the ownership towards this new place. I am in a constant conflict regarding…

Day 10

I am currently experiencing acculturation firsthand as an immigrant here in the US. Here are three differences (which I am in the process of acculturating), I experience almost daily: I know English, I can read and speak english but it simply is not enough because maybe what I know is English in ‘NEPALI’ Style 😛 (if…

Day 9: A Missing Piece

I don’t know what to write. I was more observed in self-questioning mood today. But since I committed to journal every day, unless I have a better reason to skip it or stop it, I am just ranting my thoughts here. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel so lost/scared (I don’t know…

Day 8: 7 things every girl should know if they are getting married

Marriage is a tedious and a tiring process. You can never be fully prepared for it. However, said that it is also one of the most joyous moments in our lives. I remember, the happiness I felt sitting beside my husband-to-be during ‘swayambar’ with all the spotlights on me; it was my day (it was…