Caring For A Parent With Cancer

What happens when you suddenly need to be the parent and the parent becomes the child? This is a question I had to deal with last year, when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I actually spent hours reading other people’s experiences, especially whenever I felt I was flying blind and didn’t know how to…

A Year of Transitions

If 2015 was the year of travel, I hereby declare 2016 as the year of transitions. Finding peace in the chaos Back in July, my mother went out for her annual executive checkup and was later hospitalised for severe anemia. What we thought would be a maximum two day hospital stay turned out to be…

Moving Forward

We’re four weeks into the year and yes, I’ve been radio silent. Not because I don’t have anything to say, but more like I have a LOT to say. I’ve already mapped out content until April, maybe even until May, but I’ve found it hard to start writing. I came home more than a month…

What 2015 Taught Me

When I was younger, time felt very slow. I couldn’t wait to grow up and do things, daydreaming about the day I reach a certain age and achieve certain accomplishments. I thought being 25 meant a well-paying stable job, a long term relationship and maybe a condo unit or a car under my name. Now…