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STORY OF THE MONTH

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am I Really Okay?

In a moment of self-evaluation, I’m left to wonder how others perceive people. I wonder why my friends speculate that I am not okay, thinking that I am pretending. But what if we all have different definitions of okay? Maybe there are different facets to this concept of okay, nothing but an area of grey. 

 

 

EDITOR'S PICK

The good ones

We all have days where we feel down in the dumps; days where we feel incapable or unworthy. And sometimes all we wanna do is just curl up in bed and shut ourselves out from the rest of the world.Trust me, I get it. I have those days too, more than I'd like to admit, if I'm being honest. But how does one get through a bad day? By being with good people.

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dreams don't come true when you want them to

Born and raised with optimism as part of my DNA, I always try to lace everything I do with a guiding principle in my life: that the most tragic things in our lives almost always precede the most incredible.

what happens when you have faith

I’ve always been unlucky when it came to love, which is probably why I was barely in romantic relationships for the most part of my life so far. I’ve always been very picky with choosing the right significant other too, so I never really pressured myself to be...

10 ADVICES YOU USUALLY GET FROM YOUR 30/30-SOMETHING YEAR OLD FRIENDS

I’m 22 years old and more often than not I hang out with people who are much older than I am. Some people may find it weird (they think I’m weird) but I think it’s all preferential. I prefer to hang out with people who have been through 10 or so years of.

ACCEPTING YOURSELF

As the old adage goes, you are your own worst enemy. The underlying truth behind this saying hits too close to home for I was once in a relentless battle with myself; tirelessly fighting against being the ultimate critic of my life...

THE YEAR OF CHANGE

I've lost count of all the times I've made unnecessary excuses when it came to pursuing the desires of my heart, but the light at the end of the tunnel showed me that it's never too late to be the person you're meant to be...

ANTHILL FABRIC GALLERY'S #ZEROWASTEFASHION

November 17 was an action-packed day. The GVOM team started off with a breakfast event hosted by The Purpose Business where our guest of honor, ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, shared their story of passion, heritage and sustainability in the fashion industry...

5 WAYS TO TURN PROCRASTINATION INTO MOTIVATION

When it comes to picking between working and slacking off, we’re easy to fall under the trap of the latter. Here’s the thing: I’m such a good procrastinator that most of the time, I don’t even realize I do it. Sound familiar?...

IT'S NOT ABOUT YOUR DEMONS

Be real with yourself and those around you, and you’ll find that the world will give it back to you. And eventually, you’ll uncover that exhilarating feeling of self-love that you end up finding true happiness within yourself, the same way I discovered myself too...

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY DAD

I’m sorry it took me a while to realize that all you wanted me to be was… me.

YOU DON'T ALWAYS END UP WITH "THE ONE" AND THAT'S OKAY

No matter how much time has passed, there will always be that one person who will cross your mind once in awhile. The one person who will always have a special place in your heart. The one you believed to only exist in fairy tales. The one you were willing to spend the rest of your life with...

HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

It was a bright Monday morning in May, and it dawned on me that in 3 months, I will be reaching another important milestone — celebrating a ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­quarter of a century of being alive...

WHEN LEAVING BECOMES YEARNING

Everybody wants to lead a charmed life; but in reality, life doesn't always work that way. Nobody is spared from being a slave to one's emotions especially when it comes to coping with absence and loss that hits close to home...

charlie vs. the universe

I seem to find myself falling more and more infatuated with Charlie. After almost a year of teasing and games, I don’t know how it happened – but we started hanging out more privately...

EMBRACE THE PAIN, THERE'S A LOT MORE YOU'LL GAIN

Whenever we get rejected or dumped, maybe even both, there’s always that one person who’ll tell you to “Cry a river, build a bridge and get over it.” I mean, can you blame them? They’re just looking out for you...

don't be too hard on yourself

They say that people who suffer from depression are the best people to talk to; they’re the best go-to people for when you’re in the mood to have those deep conversations. Because, the way I see it – as a fellow depressive – we’re one of the toughest kinds of people to console...

A REBOUND FOR A REBOUND

In basketball, when you run the ball down the court, make for a layup and miss, you try for a rebound. What’s one missed goal when you have an opportunity to get the ball back and try again?...

A CHOICE

At a young age you won’t know/realize it, but no matter how much you deny it, you’re not as open-minded as you think. You’re fresh and new to this world and you don’t know what’s out there for you. And you know what? That’s okay. I, too, don’t really know yet what’s out there for me...

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT 

There it was, that moment when the world stops; the air you breathe freezes, cars racing on the streets come to a halt, and you’re halfway to complete a step, one foot hanging in space...

 

THE PEOPLE WE MEET IN TRANSIT

After all, we are all people in transit, trying to flow with this current called life. There’s a reason for the people we meet where they teach us a lesson or two. Being completely content with our own company or not, what is there to fear?