When They Go Low, We Go High.

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Franz Kafka

One of my articles/blog post went viral  over the weekend. This past weekend, I was so busy with friends and family that came to visit from out of town. I was having so much fun, so the last thing on my mind was checking my blog stats or anything blogging related-until last night. I noticed that in one day, I suddenly had crazy amount of traffic to my blog and when I checked my twitter, I received some really mean tweets from strangers.

Apparently this blog post I published on the Huffington Post, really stirred people up in the wrong way and people went back and forth on fb calling me names.

Internet bullies/strangers started hunting me down on social media because they disagreed with what I wrote. My initial reaction was to hide away forever and stop writing  (lol) but now it is time to BLOCK some people.

I understand that people will agree and disagree, so I am trying not to take it personal. Oh, the joys of writing controversial  topics. I received lots of encouragement and uplifting words from my Instagram fam.

I suppose this is the part of writing I never really prepared for. I knew there was a chance my blog posts could go viral, but I never  thought it would actually happen.
If anything, I see this as success.  And that’s what writers do. We pour out our souls. We tell the unseen, the forgotten, the unheard-of,  the misunderstood. We reveal secret thoughts and imagination. We say what you dare not to even think of…

 

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.

William Faulkner

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Why Is It So Darn Hard For Women To Lose That Baby Weight?

Okay. Confession: I used to be one of those girls. You know… the super-fit gal with perfect abs and perfect legs judging those moms who were “not so fit” anymore after they had their baby. It’s not so much that I judged how they looked. But I judged  their “slacking behavior ” for not getting back in shape. At least that’s what I thought. If I only knew. For those who know me, you know I used to be a dancer so I have always been  physically active. “Once a dancer, always a dancer”, they say. But  I haven’t been as active […]

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When Social  Media Becomes Suffocating, Addicting, and Obsessive.

Yes, we all know. Social media is the best thing that was ever created, especially for this millennial  generation. But what happens when too much of social media becomes a bit… addicting… obsessive… suffocating ? Instagram is a BIG DEAL for bloggers. I am a blogger, so it is a BIG DEAL for me. It is the place where we brand ourselves as bloggers and grow readership. It is a one stop place where we can be inspired, motivated, and connected. I  have made many “online” friends who I will probably never meet in person, who are bloggers, writers, home […]

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Friday Motivation: He Called You To Be You

  Psalm 20:4 “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Opportunities are great but not all of them are for you. Just because an opportunity presents itself to you, it doesn’t mean that you should jump right at it. Stick to your goals. Keep working towards those dreams and do not be easily persuaded by the” easy way out”.  Try not to let anything sway your away from your calling. Remember why God chose you. He called you to be  you. If everyone tried to do the same things in life, this world wouldn’t make any […]

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When It’s Time To Let It Go

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. —Hermann Hesse For some, letting go is as easy as saying “oh forget it.”  In that moment, they’ve let go. For others, like me, letting go is more difficult.  Something I have been battling with is letting go of certain people/relationships. Because I know that as soon as I let go, I will no longer turn back or have room for it in my heart. And that whatever it is I’ve been holding to and fighting for, will disappear into thin air as if it […]

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

  Just live the little things. This is what I would tell my younger self. Growing up, I always looked forward to the next best thing.  The next phase of my life when I’d graduated from high school, went to college, got a new car, traveled,  got married and etc.. I would literally check mark when each thing on my “list” happened. I did that so much that I feel as if I started to miss out on just living in the moment.  I was constantly wishing and dreaming for the next “best thing”. When we are always looking forward […]

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