3.268 The last thing I want to do

So many phrases in the English language can be turned around to mean something totally different. Context is so important. In Toishanese (the dialect of Chinese I speak), playing with words and tones is very common. It has contributed to my love of words and word...

3.267 Losing yourself

It is funny how after a month off writing, there is this pressure of what to write. It reminds me of when I would write less frequently on my blog. It felt like I had to write a novel each time not just “for the algorithm” but also because it felt like my...

3.266 Hitting pause

Originally shared to my email newsletter list — I’ve been drafting this email in my head all week trying to come to terms with what I wanted to share. At this turn of seasons both atmospherically and personally, I am hitting the pause button. I want to say...

3.265 Happening for me

I have been looking towards this number day for a while – 265 means there are only 100 days left to the year. It is totally arbitrary and yet feels important at the same time. Our brains create meaning where they want to. 100 days feels quite significant. It...

3.264 No finish line

I have had busy periods in my life and often, there is a “finish line.” Weeks of obligations and things to check off my list and I tell myself – then I will rest after I finish XYZ. Having a goal post or a finish line gives me something to work...