February 6- I’m Really Good At

ummm…this is going to be hard -__- helping others keeping a planner remembering birthdays [my husband always forgets mine ( ̄  ̄|||); but then again, he can’t remember anyone else’s either ┐( ̄~ ̄)┌ ] staying organized (most of the time) being aesthetic keeping an open mind stepping into other’s shoes getting easily scared by even the littlest…

February 2- What makes me unique?

Not gonna lie, but I always have a hard time with this question, or any question that requires self-praise per se. But this basically sums up who I am as a person 🙂 : Other than that, I’m a lover of words, bibliophile, aesthete, teacher, blogger, dreamer, dandelion wisher 🙂

February 1- The Meaning of My Name

Priyanka My nickname and the name I am comfortable with the most. I’m called this name at home or by close friends. It is a name derived from Sanskrit that literally means “a lap full of love” (Priya meaning love and Ank meaning lap) or simply meaning very loving in nature. My name was given…

Dadi’s Garden

I wanna go back 😭. I spent the first six years of my life here. This specific window led to my grandmother’s tiny garden. Every once in a while she would have it opened to tend to the plants. We both would stand on this side of the window watching the plants being watered or…

Standstill

My mind sends its message And my voice gallops, Suddenly coming to a halt at my lips. And it stops unable to reach its full potential. It stops at my lips Because it’s terrified of your eyes, So wide, So vivid, So real. It’s scared to be heard. It falls short and just crumbles on my…

Deep Waters

And then it begins. Molten lava wedged in between The crevices of my heart, Piercing reddish orange. The words from my mouth stumble out, Tripping and falling, Causing the others behind them To miss their step And come to a full stop. Twenty one and half pair of eyes In my direction… Lying in wait….

Where I’m From

I am from Dhaka, The heart of Bangladesh. I am from the close-knit family That always stood together under one shadow. I am from my grandparent’s village, Where the love of nature grew in my heart, Just like it was there always. I am from the grandparents Who loved and raised me with care. I…

Inventory

Childhood memories, bed, single, small space, storage room, cozy, dark, blue walls; All grown up, bed, single, larger space, leafy green walls, homely, frog hanging onto a branch, photo frame,caption: “Hang In There”, above my desk, inspiration; poster, Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood, my favorite; door, “Go Away”, caption from the tiny inhabitant that lived in…

11 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

1. I graduated from Temple University with a BA in English. What’s up next? I want to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in English. I want to become a teacher. 2. I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I came to America with my family when I was 6 years old. I lived…