Trips back home, “holiday” eating, and back to life, back to lality.

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.

On Internalized Colourism

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

My first-ish 5K!

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!

Revisiting an old goal – perhaps a start of something new?

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?