And So…Another Journey Begins

Have you ever wondered why we have to learn History?  As one of my favorite subjects in school, I used to look forward to going to class, but for some of my friends it was pure torture. My History teacher in middle school loved to remind us why History was the most important subject in…

Whisper of Thanks

Whether I like it or not, life loves to throw unexpected curve balls and fast balls at me.  Most of the time, I am able to catch that curve ball and throw it right back. Every time I am able to do this, it feels like I am standing on the peak of a mountain,…

Time and Patience

When you have your eyes set on a dream, there are two options in front of you: 1) go full force till you achieve it, or 2) give up because it is too hard. For obvious reasons, the second option is extremely easy and stress-free. But, the “what-ifs” in your mind, the slight tinge of jealousy…

Public Speaking? Nooo…

Ever since I first put on my dance costume, I have performed numerous times in front of audiences from as small as 30 people to as large as 400 people. When I am on that stage, all I think about is the dance, the song, the steps, and my expressions.  Everything else just fades into the…

Arrived At Destination…with a few bumps!

What defines you? Is it the clothes you wear, the friends you are with, the choices you have made, or something completely different?  I am defined by my dreams.  It comes as no surprise that a person has more than one dream. And, throughout our lives, we work and persevere towards achieving these dreams. I started…

Ghost or Goddess?

 If you had the chance to relive one moment of your childhood, what would it be? For me, it would be going back to my mother’s house in India, laying out a couple mattresses on the terrace for my cousins and me, and listening to my grandpa narrate stories. This was our special way of…

The Guiding Light

     Everyone has an idol.  It can be someone that you personally know, or a well-known personality within a certain field. I never really understood what an “idol” was, or why it was necessary to have one.  How do you identify a single individual as the person that you look up to without even…