My Easy Is Not Your Easy

Can you believe we are just four days away until we begin the new year? New beginnings. Renewed hope. Greater possibilities. Perhaps, a deeper understanding of pains, failures, disappointment and everything that is not easy. A few weeks ago, I read a post about how people compare our pains to theirs or theirs to others….

{Of Self Love & Grieving}

Experts say that we should let ourselves grieve. And that the best way to help others that are hurting or grieving is to acknowledge their pains and sadness. No need for exchange of words, but just to be there even in silence helps someone who is hurting or grieving more than telling them to “get…

Go Where Your Heart Is

It’s been a while since I’ve been out with my camera. In fact, I have not been proactive in promoting whatever I started. I can’t tell you exactly why, all I know, at some point in my life, I don’t feel like doing photography for a business anymore. When I first started, I’m doing it…

The Journey Changes You

I started this post July 6 of this year. Then I started two more and quit. So now, I have three drafts that are waiting to get done. Some days, I would sit and try to write but then I would end up staring at the screen and feel like…dead inside – well not really, …

True Colors

When I started blogging ten years ago, it was an outlet for me to express my thoughts and emotions, hence I called it Pondered Thoughts. Ever since I was a little girl, I was not talkative. I choose who I confide to and it will take months or years before it happens and a lot…

It’s All In The Details

We have had the privilege of visiting the Library of Congress last Saturday and the details from the outside of the building, all the way to the interior design, is just outstanding! Can you imagine how much work went into completing such meticulous designs? Which makes me wonder, how much work does God set aside…

Riding Through Life

Nothing is ever too late. I never learned how to bike. My brothers didn’t get their first bike until they were in high school. I tried learning. But then, I was told that biking can take away a girl’s virginity and you know how important that was back then? So I quit. That.. and my…

The Day I Finally Grew Up

“I always thought I was a grown-up. It turned out, being a grown-up requires more than my thoughts that I am one…” I wish I could tell you exactly when that was….or what brought about the change. One day, I just woke up feeling like a different person. It’s that change that kind of slaps…

True Connections

Back when I first joined Facebook nine years ago (I think), I thought it was the best thing that ever happened since the internet. Imagine being able to connect to hundreds, even thousands of people and friends that you haven’t talked to or seen for years. Imagine being able to share photos with family within…

The Day I Quit Quoting Verses

I can’t say I am a very religious person. I don’t read my bible as much as I should. I don’t go to church as often as needed or as I used to. At some point in my life, I started a blog called Pondered Thoughts. It is a place where I shared my thoughts…