When Dimple Met Rishi

Recently , I’ve completed reading the book ,” When Dimple Met Rishi ” . I know what your thinking , “why would a 25 year old women read this book” ? The answer is simple I love cute stories and this story is cute and unassuming .  In most romance stories the girl is fragile and soft , however in this story Dimple is fierce she doesn’t agree with traditions and she’s not afraid to stand up for herself  and that’s not to say she doesn’t have a soft moment because she does .Dimple is multifaceted she’s feisty but she’s caring and even if she doesn’t say aloud she’s aware of her actions  . Rishi is a quiet guy , he wants to uphold traditions and he loves his culture even down to his use of  “Gods ” instead of ” God”  because of the fact he’s polytheist,  however  this does have its downsides . Rishi doesn’t want to disappoint his parent even though he has an entire other passion he could pursue , he wont because he feels it would disappoint his family and what they want from him so he can be a good Indian son. What makes this story brilliant for me is they fact that as this story progresses you can see that the personalities of the characters aren’t just black and white . I love the use of Hindi through out the story , I also loved how the Desi culture was expressed through out the story . “When  Dimple met Rishi ” modernized a traditional when opposites attract love story and gave it culture. I really loved this book , it made me smile and kept me engaged so that I could read it continuously. This book doesn’t run from its cultural roots , it makes its heritage known . I recommend this book to anyone who wants to smile and unwind. – Myriesha

Traveling cleansed my cluttered mind

I am no expert in dealing with stress , my anxiety and stress are the same person in my world. However for the first time since starting my job in social work and really all of my working years I used vacation time. I used to think I should save it up for somewhere big and special and then I could go with no worries for however long I chose , but then I would leave my job and all of that saving would be for nothing. So I went to Canada for the first time ever and I saw Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal , Toronto and Niagara Falls in five days .

I landed in Montreal at 10:15 am , flying in over a beautiful snow blanketed Montreal . It felt like something out of a movie ,we were flying in the fog and clouds so for a while there was nothing to see until the pilot announced we were preparing to land. It didn’t take much longer after that for me to go through customs meet my friend Michelle and go pick up our rental car or our adventure mobile. We started our adventure with a bang , we drove two hours to Ottawa. Our first Canadian meal was BFF or Burgers and Fries Forever. Our burger of choice was the Korean bbq burger with a side of poutine and this started an addiction.

Honestly of all the poutine we consumed this one had the best gravy and it was vegetable gravy go figure. Ottawa being the capital felt appropriate in an unexpected way , it’s not the cleanest city I’ve been to but the buildings in the historical district speak for themselves . Ottawa led to our second addiction of the trip: Tim Hortons , I’m so sad there is not one in Florida because there tea lattes were my life for 5 days . I have a Tim Horton reward card and I’m sad I can’t use it anymore. After spending time in Ottawa we drove back to our Airbnb in Montreal, we rented an apartment and it really became a cozy and comfortable place to come home to after long days of exploring.

On our second day we decided to go on a big adventure we drove 6 hours. Montreal to Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls to Toronto and back to Montreal . It was ambitious but we survived , we listened to a mix of music that included kpop , rock , rap , acoustic and soul and we jammed .

We were underwhelmed by Niagara Falls but it was still so beautiful. I think it all the ice masked some of it beauty but even still it was undeniable, the sun created a rainbow and it added to its beauty it made it impossible not to smile .

We drove on , we crossed the border once again into Ontario. Heading towards Toronto. We ventured to this Korean stationary store , I have a love for overly cute stationary I am the keeper of a happy planner so I can’t help myself . I bought pens and Hello Kitty head rest pillows for my car . When dinner time arrives we decided to stay in the Korean village that night it was so good .We had kimchi fried rice and cheesy tteokbokki as well as eel bibimbap and fried tofu . After that we headed to the mall where I got my Alex and ani “Toronto ” bracelet also visited Drakes store “OVO” . The final thing on our list for Toronto was to take a walk in the city and find the Toronto sign . Mission accomplished.

After a day of a total of 11 driving hours we decided to sleep in and explore Montreal ! , both old and new . I woke up in a winter wonderland , it was snowing and it was stunning. We wanted to have a French meal and really explore the city on foot and that is exactly what we did . We ate breakfast in the apartment, it was a recreation of our left overs and it was great way to start a peaceful day.

One final place to drive to : Quebec City this has to be at the top of my list of favorite places I’ve been. It’s so outlandishly charming its definitely a place you explore on foot. If you go to Quebec you must see its city. We ate really yummy food , traced the foot steps of the Korean drama “Goblin : the lonely great God” . The architecture in the city is something to marvel at , the cobblestone streets and the basilicas. The view from the viewing deck at the top of the city is worth the climb and the footsteps. Truly it is a ruby in this world .

I am completely in love with Canada from Bonjour to Au reviour , it was full of surprises and there was art on what seemed to be every corner . Cafes are abundant and equally delicious . In cities where the primary language was one that I don’t speak , everyone I encountered still communicated with me and I’m so appreciative. Truly Montreal, Ottawa , Quebec City , Toronto and Niagara Falls thank you so much for having me. You were a dream come true and an unforgettable adventure. Thank you for allowing me to leave my foot prints in your beautiful cities . I will see you again . – Myriesha

Saint Valentine Thoughts

Surprisingly this day doesn’t make me feel sad or lonely , rather it makes me day dream and allows me to feel hopeful . It’s crazy to say that I feel like I was made to have a family , no I don’t mean the Cosby’s or Brady Bunch . I realize that as a mother and a wife I will face many hardships because such is life . However I still hope for and aspire to that , one day I want to say that I lived a really good life I was someone’s Mommy and someone’s partner and I had a career and through the ups and the downs we made an amazing team. One day I want to say that my family lived well we laughed hard and loved harder , we sat at the dinner table and spoke to one another . It is said that Valentine’s Day is for lovers but I believe Saint Valentine is for the dreamers , people who believe that in love anything is possible and anything can happen. If you are lonely this holiday I hope that you are not drowning your self in sorrow or loneliness . I hope that you know that better days are ahead of you and that your future will be better than your past . One day you will look back on these days and wonder how you became so happy . Remember that Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the lovers , the dreamers can enjoy this day too. – Myriesha

When The Time Is Right

I’ve been mulling over my desire to be a wife and a mommy and the feeling of loneliness while waiting for my other half. I’m not saying that I’m ready for everything that comes with marriage and motherhood but I’m looking forward to that part of my life and all it’s challenges . My dream is to be a mommy and a wife doing the best I can and still maintain happiness . The ultimate goal is to give my children and life they don’t have to heal from and to find a man I can spend the rest of my life with constantly growing and evolving together to be able to say “even though it’s hard right now , I’d still choose you everytime “. My faith in God is why I’m in no rush , I know that when the time is right God will send me my husband and after that if God sees fit he will bless me with children of my own. What I’m saying is that it’s okay to have the desire to be a wife and mother but don’t rush into a situation because that’s what you want as your end goal . Wait on Gods blessing , wait for God to say its time so that every step along the way goodness and mercy follows you. All good things happen in Gods time and the bible says “He who finds a wife finds himself a good thing .”- Myriesha

This Job Is Mine , What God Has For Me Is For Me

This is what has been running through my head since I was abundantly blessed with a job interview that led to my new job. God is in the blessing business and even though he hears billions of prayers every hour of everyday he still heard me and blessed me with an opportunity to do something big. My heart is overflowing with joy and this indescribable gratefulness , I am so grateful to God for blessing me with this opportunity. I’m so happy in fact that it feels like a dream and it feels to good to be true and I am so very terrified that something will go wrong and this opportunity will be taken from me , I’m trying to keep my sanity and I’m relying on my faith whenever I get a negative thought I start singing gospel or I pray and repeat in my mind “This job is mine, what God has for me is for me and no one can take away what God has blessed me with”. I repeat this over and over until the negative disappears and all that remains is my joy and my gratefulness. I will keep praising God Because without him I don’t know where I would be. – My

Song of the moment. : My God Is Awesome