Monthly Archives: September 2012


I was reflecting on the many things I have done in my life and wondered how many of them truly made me happy. It dawned on me that it is not the things I do that make me happy, but rather the “why I do them-” the choice is ultimately mine. I believe happiness already exists within each of us, we just have to choose to unlock it.

I wrote these thoughts in 2007, but I think they are still relevant today:

Every turning point in life represents a major obstacle that we have overcome- at that corner of our journey; the path forward is only determined by the lessons learnt.

The path is only widened when we accept our mistakes instead of casting blame on others. No one can truly force us to do anything we don’t want to do or want to do- the choice is ultimately ours.

The path is only narrowed by our insecurities to let go of the past and a lack of independence to stand on our own in the future.

Journeys end when we decide to stop- to rest, to change the tires, for recreation, or reach the place where we consider home.

Even then, our life’s journey shouldn’t end there. When we die, the stops we made on our journey should leave an indelible land mark so that others stop to take us on their journeys in their memories.

Live life to our unimaginable limits and never compromise who we are- else that journey will only be someone else’s!

Did you embark on your own journey today?


Coming out of the Closet

Yes! I am coming out of the closet…… nope…. not that one… the writers’ closet.

I enjoy writing and have been doing so for years, but I’ve always been a little shy to share my personal thoughts with the world. Now, I have changed that.

I am a journalist-cum-business communicator, philanthropist, hopeless romantic, and a self-acclaimed poet/ prose writer. I used to write short stories in high school- if my mother ever knew how many folder leaves I used for non-academic purposes!  I have also secretly inspired my family and friends with my words of prose.

I have been through the highs and the extreme lows that life threw my way, and I have learnt so many profound lessons with many more to come. You may have too.

I believe writing is my gift and I want to share it with you- I truly want to inspire you. So, join me on my unselfish journey of self-actualization with a purpose to touch the lives of those who so desire. With each post, I will share my thoughts, prose or poems. Here’s me letting my guard down to let you in- I am trusting you and hope to earn your trust.

Share or like my blog. I also welcome your comments, as I too may be inspired by you or learn from you!

Here’s to a timeless WordsofNelle.

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