My Testimony: The Story of My Pregnancy

The first part of this post has been copied and pasted from my previous personal blog. It was pusblished back in September 6 2015, just 6 days before Taziana was born. I am re uploading it here and making a second part which is 2 years from when the first part was written. I want…

The Beauty in Jealousy

I was once this teenage girl who misused jealousy. I had a boyfriend when I was younger and I had this very bad habit of checking his phone, all his social media accounts, his comment threads, posts he likes, people he interacts with, who sits with him in class… and if it involves one girl-…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Treszka, You’re confused again, aren’t you? You’ve searched the world for love but even after finding relationships… you still feel empty. I know how hard it is to twist and turn in the middle of the night thinking to yourself, “How did I get here? Why do I let myself stay here? Why am…

Our Parenting Guidelines as Young Parents

Parenting is definitely a big challenge is for us. I think it is for most parents. Even the most “prepared” ones experience the unexpected. That’s one of the most beautiful parts of parenting, it  feels like opening a gift; a surprise. We receive a charming present but it’s up to us to discover what is…

My Only Guy Best Friend, His Only Girl Best Friend

Mark and I have been great friends since we were 11 years old. We bonded and shared our lives with each other in a beautiful level. This friendship, then, grew into an intimate relationship. We fell in love. I fell in love with my best friend. However, I have also always been “one of the…

I’m Finally Alive | Finding My Purpose

“Jack of all trades, master of none” My mom has often reminded me to enhance a skill rather than trying to excel in many fields. I ventured in many fields- science, fashion, fitness, art, blogging, music, business. All of which seemed to be fairly good. But I still did not excel in any of them….

Highlights of 2017: Risk Taking

January  I finally cut my hair short. I’ve always had this very long hair ever since I was little, and if I ever did go medium length, it would be because of mishaps at the salon. But this year I finally stepped out of the comfort zone and reminded myself of what my favorite beauty…

This Isn’t Me; A Very Sad Mom

“This isn’t me” I told myself a couple of times as I stared into the mirror. This isn’t me. How did I get this bad? What happened to me? From the fifth month of pregnancy until our daughter turned a year & two months old, I have been a house mom. I personally would say…

My Marriage is My First Fellowship

When Mark and I tell others that we are married, one of the most common reactions is amusement followed by a question, “It must be really fun to live together, right?” We answer with “mmm-yeaaa…”. Don’t get me wrong, marrying my best friend is one of the biggest blessings of my life! Coming home to…

Why Do We Hate “Today”?

Do you ever find yourself waking up every morning and the first thought you have is, “I can’t wait until this day is over”? The week hasn’t started yet and your mind is already so boggled up with deadlines for tomorrow, the day after that, the week after, and so on. Is Friday your favorite…

For Better, But Not For Worse

When I first fell in love with Mark, he was everything I ever prayed for and even more. He was gentle, full of efforts, loving, honest, genuine, very sweet. He made me smile and goes the extra mile day by day. That is who my husband is. And he remains this way most of the…