Journal entry- One for the ambitious melancholics

I do not claim to know myself well enough but I think that I have always been a borderline workaholic. Productivity and a constant sense of accomplishment is my high in life and something that keeps me driven. However, one common misconception that people have about workaholics is that we love work so much that... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – Authenticity

I always felt life is so much easier when you're unapologetically, yet responsibly yourself. One social issue I often have is dealing with people who try too hard, albeit unsuccessfully, to constantly hide and miscommunicate parts of themselves to maintain a projected image. How do they manoeuvre through? How do they remember what version of themselves... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – Futility

Does ambition ever feel pointless? Why do we hustle like the progression of the world depends on our performance sometimes? After all, the bigger picture is that we all perish some day and the world moves on without us, no matter how important we assume our contribution to it or to its residents is after... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – priceless vulnerability

Presence of mind can sometimes be an atrocious thing. Awareness of the self, despite being one of the most celebrated ideals in spirituality, can in fact be the source of our worst miseries. Because after all, no matter how self aware or self controlled we assume we are, our thoughts are not under our control.... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – Confidently vulnerable

Being defensive really is the biggest obstacle to having a fulfilling life. Most people claim they cannot let their guards down thanks to some insecurity inflicted by some past experience and it deprives them of a lot of fulfilling experiences on the way. Even if not as a result of past trauma, most of us... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – drawn to toxicity

I think there’s a very specific type of personality that is secretly, or even evidently sometimes, is constantly drawn to subtle toxicity. We may or may or not realize it but we always seek what evades us and in turn leaves us hurting. Because that pain is our biggest motivator and we thrive best when... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – accumulated personality

Somedays, you wake up thanking yourself for having pushed yourself to complete things in the past. For having pushed through when your mind did not want to. Little things like completing boring assignments and submitting them on time. Like studying a subject that you knew you would never again venture into in your life again.... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – resisting expectations

It isn’t the best start to the day when you’re reminded of an expectation that someone has of you but it’s something you’re least interested about. Just when you assume you’re happy where you are begin slowing down to enjoy the pace of things, an expectation to soar higher and not remain stagnant is hoarded... Continue Reading →

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