Where wonder reigns and hope exists

Where wonder reigns and hope exists… Every day I woke up on the train with a desire to feel the Sun. Instead, the day offered gray sky with hints of a snowstorm. The peaks of mountains were hidden, the distance made blurry by snow blowing hard outside but I felt irresistibly drawn to its otherContinue reading “Where wonder reigns and hope exists”

In search of a resolution

Before i embarked on my North American clinical & holiday experience, my GP suggested that maybe I should talk to someone who has the time to listen — about everything — from my crazy medical journey to my past dotted with potential traumas. So after a few days of being back in the UK, IContinue reading “In search of a resolution”

The Heart of The Matter: Hope.

About 2 weeks ago I found out that I’ve been shortlisted for another award, this time for — “Most innovative student-driven digital tool” — for the design of my *future* Radiotherapy Treatment Patient Information App – “RADcare”. And I’m still blown away by the shortlist. I don’t think I’ll win, but this definitely feels like one ofContinue reading “The Heart of The Matter: Hope.”

Constantly Lucky: 26 years

It’s my birthday in about 48 hours. I used to hate getting older because, well, I always thought i’d have my life way more ‘together’ by now. Like, I thought that maybe I would have met someone special. Maybe I’d have what my mom calls a “proper job” (by that, she means oppressed, clock yourContinue reading “Constantly Lucky: 26 years”

Hoping for 2015 to be a year where we open the doors wider & take care of one another

Whoa, 2014. You were such a supremely bittersweet year. Full of opportunities that I am endlessly thankful for and hardships that are unspeakable. You’ve made me even more grateful for every moment of grace and love that we get. I saw my mom get married, my bro move out for the first time & findContinue reading “Hoping for 2015 to be a year where we open the doors wider & take care of one another”

On Navigating Stuckness

I’ve loved a lot of cities, but I didn’t know what it was like to be *in love* with a city, until New York.  Today I take my flight home (and i’m bringing the shingles back with me too). Whilst I’m not best pleased to leave, it marks another summer that I’m still here, kickin’Continue reading “On Navigating Stuckness”

Growing Up A Second Time

It was my good friends birthday yesterday. She turned only 19 years old. Still a baby. Although 19 was only 6/7 years ago for me, it seems so much longer. Being in your mid-20′s isn’t that old, but I feel like I’ve aged 2 lifetimes in the past 3+ years, I feel like I’m ageingContinue reading “Growing Up A Second Time”

Top five regrets of the dying

I read this Guardian article over the weekend. It was about a nurse who  has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life? I’m not so sure whatContinue reading “Top five regrets of the dying”

Help me plan a USA Road trip this summer

I’m excited. I have 3/4 friends who are actually game for a roadtrip in the USA this summer. I know what you’re thinking, why do you need friends to do a roadtrip anyways? I can’t drive. So basically I need friends so I can be a freeloader passenger (map navigator I will call myself). It’s really theContinue reading “Help me plan a USA Road trip this summer”

The Perfect Summer

This image pretty much encapsulates the awesomeness of the summer. I’m sad to say my American 2011 adventure is coming towards the end – but maybe I’ll do the whole thing all over again next year. Try and get another show in NYC. The more I do the job for the Y, the more IContinue reading “The Perfect Summer”