Positivity, Working Woman

A State of Restlessness

Today, my heart was beating fast from fear. I could feel my hands get colder and my insides contract. It’s akin to the fear that I’m doing something wrong and I’ll very soon pay for it. What’s this fear? Let me name it here: I am troubled by my seeming lack of goals. My goals… Continue reading A State of Restlessness

Parenting, Positivity

For My Future Parent Self

Mrs. Willey the mommy, I’m sure you’re now making it your life’s mission to take the role of motherhood to the hilt. You had often wondered about how you would raise a child to become an amazing human being. Knowing you, you have now researched and read a lot, and also pictured all sorts of scenarios… Continue reading For My Future Parent Self

corporate life, Working Woman

Does your leadership style need an upgrade?

Just today, I read about Trump reassigning a senior adviser because he disagreed with him. He did a press conference a few days ago which attacked media for the proliferation of “fake news” or news which disagrees with his own information (valid or not). Now, before I ignite any stir, let me state that I… Continue reading Does your leadership style need an upgrade?

corporate life, Positivity, Working Woman

Surviving an Employee’s Last Days

An employee’s departure from work comes in different ways. Regardless of reasons for exit, variables such as company culture, personalities, seasons and exit timing may affect the manner by which an exit plays out. I’m reflecting on the final days at work as I had retired with months to spare. I’m also thinking back on… Continue reading Surviving an Employee’s Last Days

Positivity

Dear Single Girls on Valentine’s

Even the bravest, most independent and accomplished single female I know still gets affected by the Hallmark spectacle that is Valentine’s Day. In the five years of my stubborn single-hood, I played with multiple approaches to survive this dreadful day. These include but are not limited to the following: mocking it, denying it, defying it… Continue reading Dear Single Girls on Valentine’s

Fitness, Positivity, Working Woman

Confessions of a Body Shamer

I write this while my fitness ball stares at me. Earlier, I was working out at home to burn calories and get to work on the body I want. Let me repeat that: the body I want. My husband would tell me, almost repeatedly to my selectively-deaf ears: there’s nothing wrong with my body and… Continue reading Confessions of a Body Shamer

Fitness, Travel

3 Mountains in a Day

Anyone with a spirit of adventure and love for the outdoors will take a chance to climb a mountain. I've climbed about 13 mountains, and I want to climb a hundred more. The "high" is addictive. Standing on one summit makes me seek out another. I'm sure this feeling is shared by thousands of hikers and climbers anywhere.… Continue reading 3 Mountains in a Day

Working Woman

11 Things I’ll Do After Quitting My Job

Yes, I'm "retiring" at the age of 33. After working nonstop since 2005 with a career that spanned real estate, telecommunications, retail, beauty and finance industries within the country's top corporations, I am taking a halt to move with my husband in our new adventure at the Middle East. Two months ago, I applied for an early… Continue reading 11 Things I’ll Do After Quitting My Job