Sunset @ Great Meadows

As we enter the depths of winter, I sometimes struggle to remember that I am excited for the year ahead of me. I forced myself to create this list to remember that we will eventually emerge from the cold winter into a beautiful spring & summer.

Here are a couple…

My vision board for 2022

A vision board is a collage of pictures, words and ideas to help illustrate your vision for the year ahead. It can be a helpful artifact, especially for visual learners to see an overview of their goals and wants. I’ve always wanted to make one of these, and have finally…

I don’t know why I’ve been putting off this reflection. It might be because 2021 has felt like 3 separate years and I don’t feel like I can remember or relate to what February 2021 Rucha was feeling. I’ve tried to go through some of my journal entries, and even…

A couple of books I read this year ❤

A big shout-out to Shailee for giving me the prompts for this article. Also, a big thank you to everyone who has suggested books to me this year. I’ve had such a fantastic year reading so many books. Lastly, the biggest thank you to the New York Public Library for…

Today, one of my friends asked me about how I reflect on the year, and it got me thinking about my process and what I actually do. I’ve realized that my process changes year to year but there are a couple of things that I do almost every year to…

not related just a nice picture of the Smoky Mountains

I haven’t written about grief in a while and I’ve been thinking a lot about how often the topic of guilt comes up for me when I think about my dad’s passing. Guilt is a strange feeling. It’s a feeling that we’ve all felt at some point of time whether…

I’ve been reading Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montello, a book about “how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.” …

Wine & Paint Night @home

Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic dinner, drinks, movie and walk kind of date, but here are a couple of more “unique” dates I’ve been on that I’ve really enjoyed. Obviously, you don’t need a significant other to do these things, I would actually enjoy doing most of…

Rucha

boop a snoot today

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