Reflections on turning 35

Last week I turned 35! And a week later, I am ready to properly share my reflection of this new age bracket.

My initial reaction to my 35th birthday was one of uncertainty.  Continue reading “Reflections on turning 35”


You Do Not Represent Me

As a woman, there is one category in which I am under and/or not represented well: the inevitable road to motherhood.

Mother’s Day passed a couple of weeks ago and all over social media, I read comments from proud mommas. They were filled with joy, pride, happiness and in several cases, an inaccurate statement representing all women. Although, not verbatim, they all seem to elude that Motherhood was the ultimate goal for women.

Whoa there! Err…not really.

If you think the female voice is unheard amongst the male dominant society, I’ve got news for you. Plenty of female voices go unheard within our own circle. Continue reading “You Do Not Represent Me”

Daily Recommendation: Travel Services of Opinionated Wanderlust

Today’s daily recommendation is probably my most favorite, because it’s sort of a “shameless plug”!

April 7: Travel Services of Opinionated Wanderlust

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Many of you know that I have a travel blog, Opinionated Wanderlust and some of you know that a few weeks ago, I officially launched my travel services. Naturally, I’ve been thinking of sharing the news with all my readers here, and I figured today was as good a day as any.

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Daily Recommendation: Pillow Mist

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March 3: Pillow Mist


Have trouble falling asleep? Need a soothing smell but don’t wanna risk burning a candle all night? Then, pillow mist is for you. I suffer from sleep deprivation on the regular, and between the breathing technique and the pillow mist, I’ve found both of them work like a charm. Continue reading “Daily Recommendation: Pillow Mist”

Daily Recommendation: Do Something New Every Month

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March 1: Do Something New Every Month

It’s not always easy to do something new every week, but doing something new every month is totally attainable, you just have to be open minded about what “new” thing to try. It can be something as simple as reading a new book (technically not a new activity, but it is a new item you’re indulging in) or dabbing into a new skill (baking, painting, archery) or something completely wacky (trampoline jumping) or something travel oriented (taking a weekend or even day trip to a new destination in your state/city) or something incredibly daring (traveling solo for some and jumping off a plane for others) or something to better your health (yoga, zumba, walking/running your first 5K) or last but certainly not least, volunteering your time (at a soup kitchen, shelter, after school program, etc.) Continue reading “Daily Recommendation: Do Something New Every Month”

My Advice To New Graduates

Most colleges in the States have already had their graduation. Now, as a newly graduate you are either sitting idle at home pondering on the next phase of your life, using the summer as a breather before going off to grad school or some other form of higher education or prepping to step into the working world. All with bright intentions, great hope and glimmering prospects of a fantastic future ahead. To each of you, I can only offer one advice: STOPTake a gap year and TRAVEL!


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Cinderella Turns 65!

In honor of the 65th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Cinderella (released February 15, 1950), I watched the film after a long time and wanted to share a few of my favorite scenes, random observations and fun facts about one of Disney’s most cherished classics. 

Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom in Florida
Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom in Florida

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When Dreams Need a Springboard

I have a dream, which with each passing day seems to be slipping further away from me. And while for the time being, the details of my dreams are not important, what is important is my recognition for change. If I want to change the outcome, I need to change the course. Enter, What I Think I Say (this blog)

I have a lot to say. Instead of bombarding the Facebook news feed with my million thoughts per minute statuses, I thought this might be a better approach. It’ll be a storage, so to speak, of my thoughts – sometimes rants, sometimes thought provoking, frequently opinionated, often humorous, usually entertaining, always honest, and on a really good day, even a hint of sheer brilliance.

I don’t know what kind of a ride it will be or where we will be headed, but I have a feeling at the least, it’ll be interesting. I hope you’ll join me on my new journey not only as a spectator but also as an interactive partner. If my thoughts trigger your thoughts, please share!

Happy Reading!