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In January of 2020, I wrote an article about what writing daily affirmations for a month taught me. Yesterday, I filled up my daily affirmation & gratitude journal and wanted to reflect on my experience.

I started writing daily affirmations and things that I was grateful for because I wanted to start changing my harsh inner voice that would constantly criticize me. …


I want to preface this by saying that I don’t think I would order any of these meal delivery kits if I didn’t receive a discount code. However, these delivery kits are extremely convenient, especially if you are coming back from a trip and don’t have time to run to the grocery store. Most are fairly affordable after a discount code, and all of my meals have averaged out to 2-3 dollars. I’ve only tried 4 of these delivery kits, some more than others. Beware, they all have basically the same name and are easily interchangeable. …


I’ve recently become interested in doing more creative writing prompts. Here’s one that I decided to try out.

A favorite memory at the beach.

They all call me sandy Rucha. I am covered head to toe in sand. I’ve somehow managed to dig every inch of my body into the sand at Crane’s beach. All the other kids around me are running around the beach with buckets and pails. Me? I’m sitting firm on the wet sand. I could sit there for days without much complaint. I’ve always loved digging my toes into the sand and feeling the small waves nudge at my feet. The ocean…


As probably expected, most of the people I watch regularly on Youtube are in their mid-20’s and produce lifestyle, beauty & travel content. These are in no particular order, but most of these content creators create quality content regularly, and I watch pretty much every one of their uploads. The lifestyle community on Youtube is an interesting mix of people, and many videos are filled with advertisements and product promotion. However, I’ve found that most of the people I’ve listed below, are very open and explicit about product promotion, which I personally appreciate. …


I wrote a similar love letter to Boston, MA not too long ago. As someone who has spent a decent amount of time in New York City over the past months, I’ve realized how much I love and miss Concord, MA.

Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge at the end of summer.

Dear Concord,

Historic, beautiful, Concord. This is going to be a dramatic essay I can tell already. I’ve spent pretty much all the years of my life in Concord, which makes it a very special place. Recently, I’ve been asked “what was it like growing up in Concord?” It wasn’t until then that I realized how well known Concord is and…


Me and the statue of liberty

Dear World (or whoever is reading this),

I’m tired. Every hour I let out a large sigh while I’m working. This next paragraph is all the stuff I’m sighing about.

I am sick and tired of this pandemic. I’m tired of indefinitely working from home and being nervous about a virus even though I’m fully vaccinated. In the past few weeks, I’ve been the most anxious I’ve been in this past year and a half. I feel an utter lack of leadership from any administration, federal or local about what to do about this damn virus. I am overwhelmed by…


Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Juice

Tompkins Square Bagel with sun-dried tomato cream cheese and chicken sausage

Tompkins Square Bagels

A classic East Village breakfast spot. Perfect for a Sunday morning, post night out bagel. They have basically anything you could ever want to put on a bagel. I like their sun-dried tomato cream cheese, birthday cake cream cheese, as well as their chicken sausage and caramelized onions. You really can’t go wrong here. Lines can be long, but you can order online ahead of time!

Veselka

I’ve only been here once for brunch but I really loved their smoked salmon eggs benedict. It came with potato pancakes that were incredible and it was a very satisfying brunch. …


July 21st, 2020 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

On July 21st, 2020, I was hiking in the woods of New Hampshire with my dad and my younger brother. It was a hike meant to give us a break from our seemingly endless lock-down routines glued to our laptops, and allow us to spend some time in nature. Close to the end of the hike, I heard a thud and watched my father, a healthy man, collapse in front of my eyes. The next forty minutes were straight out of a movie scene, with me and my brother performing CPR. …


I’ve been using Notion regularly for almost 2 years now and it’s one of my favorite organization tools to. I don’t use it for everything, but I use it for a lot of things. I wanted to do an overview of my personal dashboard, and a couple of pages to show how I use the tool. I do have a workspace that I use for my work, but I will go into that on a different day. …


As a lot of you probably know, I lost my dad a year ago while hiking with him and my younger brother. Last year, around a week after he passed, I wrote an article that summed up my very raw feelings as well as things I wanted to do in the next year. I thought it would be fitting to go through those 7 things and give a status update. I’ve copied the 7 things word for word into this article.

1. Learn how to deal with my trauma in regards to the day of the event. I am talking to therapists, and I think this is something that needs professional training.

This is something I’m so proud of. I definitely took it upon myself to tackle my trauma head first…

Rucha

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