Redefining 2020

2020 has not been my favorite year. At the start of the year, I had so many things to be excited for. Plans to travel, plans to be with loved ones, weddings, comedy shows, concerts, plans to push my career forward but everything fell through. Adapting to this corona-lifestyle has been a battle, to say the least.

I woke up one day without my normal routine. I found it challenging to be productive and it was difficult to motivate myself especially when you feel like your entire life is falling apart. I felt like I wasn’t living a fulfilling life and that’s something that I am still working towards. As someone who suffers from mental health issues, I didn’t know how to process any of it. My anxiety put a lot of doubt in my mind, my depression didn’t allow me to have self-compassion and my trauma wasn’t helping me cope with everything that was changing. It’s the times that I was shown kindness in unexpected moments that have pushed me to keep going even though they were just tiny sparks of hope and I’m grateful for the friends in my life that have helped and continue to help me through this. A shout out to my therapist and psychiatrist as well.

I know that I’m absolutely not the only one facing these struggles. I had to somehow put my energy (even if it was negative) into something positive, something that just maybe would bring me a little joy, a new routine, and something to look forward to. I had the idea of starting this website about three years ago but I never foun– made the time to make it happen. This is just the beginning but I have so many exciting things coming for Same Moon.

In the coming weeks, I will be featuring guest authors around the globe telling their stories of inequity within their culture, country and communities.

My purpose is to enlighten my audience and myself on the social injustices around the world, to hand a microphone to the unheard voices, to provide them with a safe platform to share their story, and to bring our different cultures together to form a community out of love and kindness. I invite you to listen, be an advocate for change, and continue the conversations with peace.

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