Picking Up the Pieces After a Loss

When you lose a loved one like a close relative, their pain and suffering ends but the real work begins for the loved ones that are still alive. The real work being the mental afflictions that one has to go through. Everyone is different and everyone is allowed to be different in how they will pick themselves up, there is no cookie cutter method or recipe for this. After my experience with the loss of my mother I had no idea where life would take me.…

My Struggle With Grief

I’ll never forget that night when I received that dreaded phone call. I had just left the hospital for the night where my mother was admitted. It was late and I hadn’t eaten so I passed by a fast food restaurant close by. I arrived home shortly, since I lived nearby (about 10 minutes by car), and started to eat.

I’ll never forget the feeling I felt just moments after eating, right before getting that call.…

Goodbye a Not so Happy Year

It has been around eight months since I’ve lost my mother, a day that I doubt I will ever forget. In the heat of the moment everything happened so fast, from her death, to doing the paperwork, the funeral and the days that follow. To me it seemed like I was simply going through a nightmare, not accepting the truth of the matter. To me my mom was still alive but just hospitalized, a thought which sometimes helps ease my pain even today.…

A New Chapter Begins!

Just a couple of hours ago I bid farewell to my last class. It has been a long and somewhat tiring number of years. I slacked the first couple of years, but I partly blame that on the registration system we used to have (imagine everyone registering for classes in ONE day!). Then came the courses which were only offered during the summer, which I skipped in order to visit Brazil.…

My Worst Habit: Procrastination

Let's face it, we are all humans, we do good we do bad and we are not perfect. We also all have habits. Good habits (in my case arriving early), in between habits (working under pressure, might not be healthy but needs to be done) and bad habits.

My worst habit is the all famous one known as "procrastination" which according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is "to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done".…

(Almost) End of the Year Updates

Oh boy where to start?!

For some reason, to me, this year seemed to have passed real quick. I know its still November, but before I know it, it will probably be December 31. This year was probably the bumpiest one yet for me.

Firstly, there were (and still are) all these revolutions going on in the region. As far as the subject goes I will stop there, I like to keep a politically free atmosphere.…