10 Things You Should NOT Say to a Grieving Person.

It’s been an year since my dad passed away, we have been blessed with so much support, care and love from the family and friends. I wouldn’t have survived without you all to be very honest! Some of you literally dragged me out of my house to get me some fresh air, lighten up my mood. Some lifted me up when I was low and made sure I’m ok. Some cheered me up and did everything to make me happy. Some minded their own business and din’t bother me because they know I don’t need them especially at this point of time. It was a tough one year dealing with the loss, trauma, heartaches, anxiety and what not. I’m sure everyone goes through it when they lose someone they love. If you would wanna help them and have no clue how to, don’t stay away because that’s the worst you can do to them. Here are few things you should say and shouldn’t say to a grieving person.
Read More …

How are you?

This is the most dreaded question of 2016 for me. In fact until Oct of 2015, if anyone asked me, “How are you?” my response would be “Oh I’m doing great!:D” I have always replied like this to every ‘how-are-you’ question ever since I’ve started talking I think. My response might seem like my life was a breeze and I was high on weeds life. I can surely say that 50% of it is true. My life was not a breeze but I was always high on life. I have been bullied for scoring good marks, I have flunked more than once and many such horrible horrible things have happened but it just din’t seem to bother me much thankfully. Read More …

Of dreams and smiles

I get bizzare dreams all the time but this year it’s been mostly about my dad. Initially it was tough, it’s like he’s talking to me in dreams only to wake up to harsh reality that he is no more. I have cried so many days, every morning was a heart-breaking one after a dream. but suddenly I wasn’t getting any dreams and I started to miss those dreams. Now I get them once in a while and I’ll wake up all happy and cherish those dreams. Those dreams are like the precious moments where I feel I can still hangout with my dad. Read More …

My First Birthday Without You.

On 2nd June 2016 I turned 29. I wish I could express it in a lively, joyful way but I just can’t. It’s my first birthday without my dad. He was always the first one to wish me a happy birthday. Just when I thought I was making peace with my dad’s passing, there came my birthday- a sad, cruel and worst one. If you know me personally, you probably know me as a five-year-old-soul-in-a-29-year-old-body. Birthdays were a big deal for me as they are for 5 year olds. Not anymore. I just treated this birthday as just another day. For the first time ever, I din’t want people to remember my birthday.  I din’t want to face the cruel reality that my dad’s not gonna wish me on my birthday. Just another day seemed much better for me than a fatherless birthday. Read More …