In exactly one month, it will be my three-year wedding anniversary. But it's been only three years? Really? Why does it feel like Mr. Rafia and I have been married for longer? Is it because when I reflect on where I was before getting married, I cannot recognize who I was and who I have … Continue reading Trips back home, “holiday” eating, and back to life, back to lality.
After a co-worker mentioned yesterday that the weather this weekend would be great for a run, I told myself: "I gotta do it. Now or never." Inertia is strong within me. Unless I need to use the restroom or my stomach yells to me that it needs food, I can sit in one spot and … Continue reading Getting back into it
Colourism. It's a word my good friend used the other day. I'm not the hippest when it comes to 21st century nomenclature; but as a concept, it's something I'm very familiar with and have been a subject of. It's been on my mind this week, particularly today. When I was younger, I knew I was … Continue reading On Internalized Colourism
I did it! I signed up for a 5K! Somebody asked me yesterday what I like to do for fun and I answered in this order: Read, write, sing... and recently I've started getting into running. I love how I feel the need to add all those qualifiers in the last one. Honestly, I have … Continue reading My first-ish 5K!
So, I know I had written in an earlier post that I wasn't going to make resolutions this year (like, specifically on January 1st, which would then end 4 weeks later). But I actually have. One in particular, which anyone who has talked to me for more than 5 minutes can guess, is health-related. I'm … Continue reading Revisiting an old goal – perhaps a start of something new?