It’s that annual post again and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to write this. It even made it to 2021. I am disappointed, but then aren’t we all. Also new side note from the day I’m editing this — 2021 has been quite something so far, and I don’t mean that entirely in a good way. There has been success perhaps financially, but there has also been so much loss and grief so close to me that I cannot begin write about. I’ve been quite rubbish with writing altogether so I’m not really surprised. My writing…

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In as much as I like to say that I am open to talking about anything (which I am, don’t get me wrong) there is not a lot that I share voluntarily. Sure, I will if you ask me but you don’t, I mean 🤷🏽‍♀ ️

Marriage and children is one of them — because here in Sri Lanka that’s the most logical ways these things happen. I’m not exaggerating but even the local birth control variant handed out by the Family Planning Association speaks of delaying the “birth of your firstborn…”

But here is the thing about children. I…

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While I’ve been told to avoid disclaimers of any sort, I must preface by saying that I’m not a mental health practitioner and the following post is in by no means ‘advice’ to anyone diagnosed (or not) with mental health illnesses. I’m only writing because I have found some solace in writing about things that keep my mind busy and loud and also because I want to try for what it’s worth, play a role in creating awareness. For anyone who is in distress in Sri Lanka please call:

1333 - Crisis Support Service
0112696666/0112692909 - Sumithrayo
0717639898 - Shanthi Maargam
1926 …

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There are so many things I’ve been wanting to write on, about for so many days (make that, weeks). I would’ve said, “But who has the time?” on a different day, but honestly, despite all the time in the world this period has been difficult.

Now, for your mandatory disclaimer:

AND YES, I do acknowledge that it must be more difficult for daily wage earners, those who have lost their jobs, those who lost their loved ones due to the virus or any other cause during this time and even those who don’t have access to clean water and continue…



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