Adopting a child through foster can be the most heart aching and rewarding process that a parent can go through. I went from being a single parent, and rock star restaurant manager and then I was a stay at home mom of four children navigating through the foster care system.
I have often wondered what gives life meaning. Is it love? Is it the things we earn? the goals we achieve or the one's we don't? When I find myself captivated in the space in between, I realize that I have everything and nothing altogether, and therefore I understand fulfillment.
Tears of Authenticity is a piece that I wrote about someone I love. Someone who is unique in every possible way but unfortunately is misunderstood and mistreated because she does not think or act the same way as most people. She will not change or conform, nor should she.
We all have felt regret at some point in our life. Regret for getting into a toxic relationship that affected our morale, or taking a job that we did not like or not following our passion. Regret for not taking risk to follow our dream and for not taking an opportunity because of fear of failure.
"Si" by Bob Ong is not only a story about a man chronicling his life of love, but also a story about the different kinds of love we have in life.
While the pandemic has been a huge challenge for all of us, it has also given us opportunities for introspection.
We are all unique individuals, but not everyone has saved their individuality from familial and social indoctrination. This story is about one such case.
Over the last 100 years, the name Michael has held the top spot 44 times. That's more often than any other male name.