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Why We All Enjoy A Pity Party

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Why We All Enjoy A Pity Party

Today I want to talk about a party that all of us enjoy (yes, that includes the JOMO kids) - you could be an introvert, an extrovert, young, old, or fall under whatever other categories you can think of - I can tell you for certain that you’ll enjoy this party. Are you ready for the party of the millennium?  It's the *drumroll please* PITY PARTY! The thought of the universe being against us while we persevere might seem upsetting at first,   but isn’t there something so addictive about feeling that way? Picture yourself in this scenario: I’ve been...

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No One Talks About The Shame

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No One Talks About The Shame

I was body shamed as a kid, and then I was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager. So since childhood, I didn’t just have to deal with my family members, teachers and friends taunting me to lose weight, but also doctors and other medical professionals. I tried all kinds of fad diets to fit into society (and not to forget, skinny jeans). When nothing worked, I lost weight by counting calories, starving myself, and burning out twice the calories I’d eat. Yup, it’s problematic, but no one pointed that out to me because, everyone was too busy telling me 1)...

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Why I Searched For Solitude In The Mountains

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Why I Searched For Solitude In The Mountains

I believe a little solitude every so often is good for the soul and my chosen place to do some soul searching this time were the mountains - ginormous, glorious, jagged, sky-high peaks. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been attracted to mountains and I understand why saints, sages and writers have often turned to them for solitude.  Solitude is a state often forgotten (or feared) by many. I was completely disconnected from the world when I was there, which meant I was devoid of any network; my phone being the useless appendage (fortunately, except for the camera)....

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Me vs. We

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Me vs. We

As a perpetually single person, everyone around me (and my spookily curated feed) has constantly told me one thing: I need to love myself first. In fact, they sometimes push it to a more brazen ‘Don't care about what others are saying, be your own person.’ (but that’s also supplemented with a quick ‘love will find you when you least expect it’. Yeah, I know it’s a paradox.) While a part of me always thought this was at least 60% BS, an instance from Bojack Horseman hit the mark dead centre. In the scene, Mr Peanutbutter is talking to his...

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I Broke Up With My Parents

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I Broke Up With My Parents

I’ve broken up with friends and partners before, but this heartbreak felt irreparable. I cannot avoid them because they still provide for me, and what do I tell everyone around me - I broke up with my parents so please don’t talk about them? 

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