Day 11: Breaking Free

Over the course of time, I realised how much I held on to the kind of life I lived in the past. Even after my dad had passed away, I was still chasing him to love me and see me. I was still trying to seek his approval; trying to make him feel proud of…

Day 6: A Letter to My Future Children

My Dearest Children, I want you to know how much I love you already! When did I start loving you? Do I begin in my early childhood when in spite of my stubbornness I have to obey my parents when they tell me to wash the dishes, clean the house and finish my homework and avoid…

Day 5: What do you want to be when you grow up?

“I would like to be a teacher!” The seven-year old me tells the 30+ odd-year old me. It fascinates me how I remember so clearly whenever some grown-ups back in the days would ask me this. I remember how I would always play the ‘teacher-student’ drama in one of our rooms-turned-makeshift-classroom in our old family…

Day 3: The Quiet Crucible of our Personal Private Sufferings

 “It is in the quiet crucible of your personal private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you’ve been through.”~Wintley Phipps   I saw this quote again today when it appeared in my facebook memory. It is actually so timely because I have to admit…

Day 2: Wandering in the Wilderness of a Broken Heart

I never thought I’d ever come to this place again A familiar place I dare not tread upon A place of heartache, brokenness and pain. Suddenly, the memories I’ve buried in the past, Came open a wound so deep. It was as if a dark hole wallowed me in That all I could hear were…

Day 1: Getting Started – The Purpose

So it has officially begun! My first entry to the ‘My 500 Words Challenge for 31 days’. Why I even took this challenge? I don’t know! Perhaps, I have gone out of my mind! Where am I going to get 500 words each day for the next 31 days? Do I have the ability? And…