38 days since I last smoked a cigarette. I never thought in my craziest dream that I could quit because those who know me, know how much I love smoking. I still do and from the looks of it, I always will. But smelling like an ashtray and not being able to run my best and watching someone I almost lived with die of lung cancer put a lot of things in perspective for me. Actually I don't really care about the way I smelled or how fast I ran but I don't want to age before my years and I don't want to die of cancer. Because all the warnings are just warnings until you watch someone die and then they become your reality. Does that mean I will never smoke a cigarette in my life? Probably not. I'll probably smoke occassionally with my beloved glass of Chardonnay sometime far in the future but I am not dependent on a little stick to make me feel better. P.S. Dying of cancer is not fun and now I finally understand ❤ #quitsmokingnow #cigaretteskill
Today I have made a conscious decision to stop apologizing for my accent. I am constantly apologizing to my people in India for my American accent because I don't want them to think I am being uptight. In America when people talk to me and they can't understand something I say, I end up apologizing for my Indian accent. It is like I am forever a foreigner everywhere I go. Why am I always apologizing for something I can't help? #bemoreaccepting #hearmywords #notmyaccent #sorrynotsorry P.S. These pictures are 3 years old.
"My goal in life is to be one of those people who are just light. You see them and you suddenly feel so warm inside and all you want to do is hug them. And they look at you and smile with the warmest light in their eyes — and you love them. Maybe not in a romantic way but you just want to be close to them and you hope some of their light transfers onto you." #besoulfood
Growing up I never thought of myself as beautiful. I was the fat teenager with thick glasses and acne covering every inch of my face. Regardless of how I might look like to you, there are days when I still think of myself as the girl I was back then. I am working on changing that 🌼 #workinprogress because #selfloveisajourney