Fears and the Boundaries of Your Life

No one expect to end up crying on their honeymoon, much less in a postcard-perfect tropical setting. Yes, I was nervous about the trip as a whole—the ambitious itinerary (3 weeks, 4 countries, 8 cities), the language barriers and culture shock, and the expense of it all—but the thing that set me over the edge … Continue reading Fears and the Boundaries of Your Life

March Project Updates: Upcoming Changes

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start, and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I hope it also makes for an entertaining or thought-provoking read! Is it March already? How did that happen??? My time in Singapore is … Continue reading March Project Updates: Upcoming Changes

Single on Valentine’s Day? It could be worse…

As a 30-year-old who was perpetually single until the age of 27, I've spent a lot of Valentine’s Days alone. Exactly 90% of them, if you want to get specific. I used to spend the day hunkered down, trying to resist feelings of loneliness and inadequacy. If I were feeling optimistic, I would celebrate the … Continue reading Single on Valentine’s Day? It could be worse…

February Project Updates: Lunar New Year Edition

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start, and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I hope it also makes for an entertaining or thought-provoking read! Welcome to another Singapore edition of my Monthly Project Updates! Until I get … Continue reading February Project Updates: Lunar New Year Edition

The Roots of the Future Lie in the Past

I’ve been writing in fits and starts recently. This was partly due to distractions (mostly happy Chinese New Year related things!), but the bulk of my problems were caused by the fact that I couldn’t get my story straight. I’ve written before about how I let my characters drive my story and sometimes take it … Continue reading The Roots of the Future Lie in the Past