Hello, it’s been a while…
Yes, it has. Sorry for the silence. Life has been hectic what with my recent coming out and starting a new job and various other things that life decides to throw at me from every possible angle. But here are some changes in my life so far…
A Challenging Diet of Chickpeas
People have often talked about chickpeas as being a superfood and I thought since I’m on this intermittent fasting spree and regularly exercising every week, why don’t I give it a go. Well, I did and no matter what sort of recipe I churned out with chickpeas as the main ingredient, I couldn’t see myself adding this to my weekly meals.
Maybe it’s the way I cook and prepare it, or maybe I don’t boil it long enough to soften (there were times when the chickpeas were not soft enough and chewing it felt like such a chore!). Nah, I think I’ll just stick with couscous and the other health-food variants. They’re good enough. And with my weekly consumption of salmon, that should help too.
Actual Work-Life Balance with Elken Malaysia
This piece of news is really great for me because I finally found a job that practises work-life balance. Well, at least for the role I’m playing at the company. As a creative writer, I’m not bound by the invisible bonds that tie the project leads to accomplishing tasks after office hours or over the weekends.
As long as I am productive throughout the week and finish the work I’m given, I’m safe to enjoy my weekends and do what makes me happy.
And now comes the biggest change of the year.
I Feel Pride in My Bones – Out and Proud
Yes, I finally decided to embrace my skeletons and stop hiding. I’ve been hiding and covering my tracks for most of my life. It’s time I stepped out and be proud of who I am. I realised this a long time ago, all those years growing up, but I couldn’t come to terms with myself then. Not when honesty kept leading to my own downfall.
I’ve been out for a couple of months now, having confided in another queer friend of mine and with her help, I’m slowly adjusting and deciding what I want to do with my future. If anyone I know sees this, please don’t be alarmed. I’m still the same person you know and will forever be the same person you always know. Only my taste in finding a soulmate has changed.
The only anchor I have to clear is my current ties to someone I’ve come to love for many years. Bless him, he fully accepted me for who I am and decided to stick around anyway until I find someone whom I can build a life with and make her my long-term partner or wife. Coming out and explaining to our families and friends will be a challenge. I’ll deal with it when the time comes. Right now, I need friends and moral support.