I came across the poem below from 2019 (unbelievable as it may sound that's all of three years ago). So some context - outside a shared institution, I realised a shift in some friendships. And I started to think about what a friend is, how far you draw in friends, what you say and what … Continue reading We were strangers
Through out most of last week, I kept thinking about friends...and how we go our separate ways even though that's not how we ever saw things playing out. Sort of allowing people to grow and accepting that sometimes that growth will not include you. While I was thinking of my own role in friendship breakups, … Continue reading On Friendship Breakups
Because September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month... ...this is a reminder to be kind! You have no idea what some people are walking through but you can be the reason they hope anew. So if you can, this week, reach out to a friend you haven't heard from in a while. Let them know you … Continue reading The World Outside Your Window
At this point, online anything has mostly become common place. We live in a time where most love stories (because I watch plenty of those - if you read the previous post) have an element of social media. Whether they met on Instagram or Facebook, even Tiktok. Let's not get even get into the online … Continue reading Navigating online relationships
Well certainly this is not a movie. At least I don't think it is. But if there is one by that title please let me know so that I can check it out. It's just a glimpse into my life. One of my unspoken resolutions for this year is to make new friends. In particular … Continue reading An Introvert’s Strange Guide to Making Friends
Disclaimer; Despite the title, the bulk of this writing will not contain any expletives. I have been thinking of conversations. Having them, starting them, sustaining them, ending them. And not just doing them, but doing them right. Conversations that are not waited on by awkward silences and where gossip is not the main course. Where … Continue reading Talk %#*@? to me!
I read a comment somewhere that said sometimes the end of a friendship hurts more than the end of a romance. I don't know much about the latter but I can attest to the former. For that matter I just love a good friendship story, with all the drama and the ups and downs but … Continue reading Putting in the time
Finally the month is ending but mental health awareness shall continue on and I'll get to that post in just a bit. The month has ended on a low note with the rage of the Black Community in America and off it (afterall what the great do the less will prattle of) but this is … Continue reading The Art of vulnerability
Friendship has always been a touchy topic for me, unpleasant and enticing all at the same time. Unpleasant because I'm forced to face to the fact that making friends doesn't come easy and enticing because...oh come on, we all want those steadfast friendships. The kind of friend that stick closer than a brother as in … Continue reading Sometimes I feel like a terrible friend.