Take a moment for yourself. Don’t share it

foggy

The other night, while out running errands, I exited the grocery store and noticed a slow fog rolling in off the hills. I watched in amazement as I pushed my grocery cart across the parking lot to my car and then I stood there – taking it all in. Meanwhile, in the back of my […]

Life Lessons From Roxy

Roxy

Early this year, a friend posted a photo of Roxy on Facebook (back then she was called Twilight). Roxy’s family was moving and they couldn’t take her with them, also her former Momma had developed pet allergies so they needed a loving home. I watched for a few days to see if anyone would adopt […]

A Few Random Facts About Me

Looking out a window

1.) I’m terrified of being cold but I love the fall and winter seasons.  I like to see the leaves change color, the smell of fireplaces, various baked goods, wearing warm fuzzy sweaters, xmas decorations, and how you’ll always catch a smile on someone’s face because it’s the holidays. 2.) I always, always, always wear […]

Book Review: A Scottish Ferry Tale

scottish ferry tale

A Scottish Ferry Tale (a Scottish romance novel) is the debut novel by Nancy Volkers.   As a writer myself, I was excited to read this novel. Kudos to Nancy for getting her work published. This Scottish love tale follows Cassie on her journey for love and redemption. She has followed her boyfriend to Scotland only […]

Blogging Goals for 2011

Writing

Writing is my zen. It’s therapeutic. Kinda like Fruit Ninja on the iPhone. I’ve been looking back at my archives for 2010 and I realized my blog sort of suffered. I posted when it felt convenient but this year I’d like to be on schedule, have a game plan, and blog consistently here and on […]

Welcome to the 30′s, Suki

Me in SF

They say life begins at 30. Truer words couldn’t have been said. Growing up wasn’t easy. I didn’t have the ideal childhood meaning I missed out on all sorts of pop culture trends and silly things like carnivals, riding a bike, learning how to swim etc so for the past few years I’ve been like […]

Family and Friendship = Chicken Soup for the Soul

Christmas Tree

It’s Christmas Day. Last night and early this morning, our family celebrated their first Christmas. It was an exciting time for us. We decorated our first tree, wrapped presents, and eagerly watched each other unwrap those gifts. It was also a bit awkward. Do you unwrap presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Is there […]

Inspiration from a Pizza Box

Pizza Hut Box

On a rainy Friday night, I didn’t want to brave the elements (mild rain storm) or venture into my kitchen to see what I could cook up. So what did I do? I grabbed my iPhone, launched the Pizza Hut app, ordered a pepperoni pizza, then checked into Foursquare and become the mayor of Pizza […]

Lesson Learned: Just Say No and Let it Go

letting go

It would be pretty easy to sum up this year by saying I learned a lot which is true however today’s #reverb10 prompt asks us what was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? There is no canned response for that however there […]

Thoughts on Friendship

San Diego RNR

Growing up in a small town and living a sheltered life wasn’t easy. I only spoke two languages – Hindi and Punjabi. Imagine my surprise when my parents enrolled me into Preschool where everyone spoke English, had blond hair and blue eyes, and laughed at me because I was different. I was 4 years old, […]