No Need To Panic Turning 50, quite honestly, was not something uppermost in my mind so when February 15, 2015 came along, it was just another day. Well, aside from the fact that my family and I had travelled to Jamaica and were in the middle of putting the final touches to my birthday celebration. I woke up that morning feeling just the same as I did at sunrise so many mornings before. Becoming a woman of a certain age had made little difference to my mental or even emotional
Love Is In The Air “I refuse to be like ‘It was February sixth: eight days until Valentine’s Day. I was dateless, as usual, deep in the vice grip of unrequited love. It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year’s Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids in their windows by January second to rub it in.’” ― Joan Bauer, Thwonk Will you be dateless this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Are you
Make A Choice There are times in life when you have to make choices based on what some call principle. Personally, I prefer to describe such decisions as life-choices. Over the years, on a very personal level, I have had to make such decisions and the one that comes to mind today has to do with the sexualised lifestyle. Almost 11 years ago, on January 28, 2005, I wrote a post on my first ever blog about such a life-choice – having to do with whether to stay on a
Marriage? Shacking Up? Not Likely Years ago, when my longest long-term relationship ended abruptly I wanted my life to do the same. When it was not doing so of its own volition, I took matters into my own hands. Twice. Now, almost nine years later, I am single, almost 51 years old and loving life as never before. In the time since, marriage and other relationships visited with me but briefly. It seems as if something not only broke within me but another started growing, taking root so to speak.
Relish It And Move On Looking back on the past can either be an enjoyable experience or a painful one. Sometimes the glance back to the past is merely that – a glance. You do not dwell on it, you simply have a peek and that peek has no particular effect on you. Christmas signifies many things for me. It might be the same for you. One of the most significant things about the season is that it means the bells are tolling on yet another year. Recently, I shared
Reflection of Society Dresses and styles reflect the culture, outlook, values and indeed the evolution of a society over time. Pakistan is no different. Embracing our inner divas, that is the conversation today – fashion. I am going to give you a glimpse into the Pakistan fashion and style. My focus as we peak is only on the dresses as the entire fashion scene here is just too wide to cover in one post. To understand Pakistan fashion, it is important for me to take you on an historical and
Speak Up! Some things are not meant to be kept as secrets. Everyone knows that I am a talker, however I am equally a great listener and confidante. If you share something with me and ask me to keep it private, I most certainly will. While I do not dispense unsolicited advice, should you share a secret with me you most certainly will hear my perspective before I shut my mouth. Domestic violence is one secret that I will not be keeping a secret or shutting my mouth about. Since
The Politics Of Our Time Canadians will go to the polls in a couple of days and I will be among them. My daughter actually preempted me by casting her vote in the advance polls last Monday – Thanksgiving Day. As I admitted on my Facebook page and personal profile, I did not exercise my franchise in the last federal elections. My adolescent years in Jamaica were very much focussed on women and voting, politics in general and international affairs. However, my life a few years ago was in somewhat