Music Monday: A Memorial

In honor of my sister's birthday and her unique nature, I am going to do my first "Music Monday"- on a Tuesday because that is what she would have wanted. The following are songs that either flood my mind with memories of our time together, or songs from her playlists on our shared Spotify account … Continue reading Music Monday: A Memorial

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The Aftermath

Some amount of time has now passed, and I understand that this nightmare dream of the past several weeks is my new version of permanent reality. My baby sister, Anita Punja (also known by many as Dallas), has passed from this world and is now one with the eternal energy of the Universe, resting next … Continue reading The Aftermath

The Farewell

Today was Anita's funeral and the worst day of my life...but it wasn't quite as bad as I expected, and to my surprise, I barely shed a single tear. Instead, I thought of how much I would miss her amazing mind and giant heart so full of love, her beautiful humanity and unique personality, and … Continue reading The Farewell

The Anita

*Warning: The following post is graphic and may serve as a trigger for some, but it is my journal and personal thoughts and emotions relating to the passing of my sister* Thoughts and memories flood my mind and fill my heart today. I remember when I was little and I prayed every night for a … Continue reading The Anita

#Travel Diaries: ATL & PCB!

This past weekend, I flew back to my old home in Atlanta, Georgia, and spent a full day there with my mom, sister, best friend, aunt and cousin. It was my first time going back since I got married and moved to Houston, Texas a little over two months ago. You know how they say … Continue reading #Travel Diaries: ATL & PCB!

#REALashionship Goals

Everyday in Jamatkhana, the religious place of prayer for Ismaili Muslims, there is either a Farman (speech of guidance) or, on rare occasions, a Wa'ez (similar to a Sermon at Church) on topics such as spirituality, education, health, service, and life struggles. Last night's topic was on the reality of relationships and goals we should all strive for, a … Continue reading #REALashionship Goals