Insomnia, are you here to stay?

I think I need to change the title of this blog to "Cake & Cows... & Insomnia." It doesn't quite have that same ring to it. But alas! The thing is: I can't say "No" to cake, especially when it was made by a trained baker, who also happens to be a friend, and is… Continue reading Insomnia, are you here to stay?

Saying “No” (i.e. Hello, Insomnia!)

I have been blessed (why blessed? It seems counter-intuitive on its face, but it's the word that first came to me) this week to have to say "No" to two what-could-have-been really great opportunities. Why did I say "No"? Either the dates, location, or timing simply did not work out. If they did, I'd have… Continue reading Saying “No” (i.e. Hello, Insomnia!)

Three years ago: A reflection on my blogging journey. Everything’s a journey with me, ain’t it?

I had almost forgotten... until I remembered. Cake & Cows was born three years ago today. I did not start blogging three years ago, mind you, but Cake & Cows is my first "public" blog. And by "public" I mean I told people I know in real life (or IRL, as we used to say… Continue reading Three years ago: A reflection on my blogging journey. Everything’s a journey with me, ain’t it?

This week has been — and will most likely continue to be — a lesson in tawakkul

Confidence is attractive, I've been told by Mr. Rafia several times, especially during the times when I feel particularly unconfident (don't give me that squiggly red line, Chrome! Meriam Webster says it's a word!). As soon as you reveal to others how unconfident you are, it leaves you vulnerable... and not in a good way.… Continue reading This week has been — and will most likely continue to be — a lesson in tawakkul

On intuition and quasi-goals

I've written about the "gift" of insomnia before. I feel somewhat facetious in writing this, because honestly, being awake from 2:30 to 5:30 am this morning certainly did not feel like a gift. And yet, waking up this morning and writing in my journal as openheartedly as I did this morning was something that I… Continue reading On intuition and quasi-goals