Flavored Lemons was born out of my own frustrations with life, my career in particular. I would have wanted to work in the arts, but life led me to crunching numbers and analyzing figures. I wanted more excitement so I turned to blogging. It was initially supposed to be my escape. But the blog’s purpose changed as my view of life evolved. I realized that I should not limit my life to the things that never happened but enjoy the path I’m on. It’s not like life locks us into a cell where all corners are dead-ends. Life offers us a journey, a particular path unique to each of us that only we can walk. Mine’s been amazing all these years, it’s one where I strive to seek fulfillment in: (Career) aspiring to be best in my field, despite it never being my dream job, while continuing to pursue things I am more passionate about; (Love) finding love and living my happily ever after; (God) embracing the peace of finding and being found in God; and (A Migrant’s Journey) taking a fresh start and experiencing life in a foreign land. Walking such path is what this blog is about.
THE BLOG NAME
Life consistently gives us lemons, doesn’t it? All those frustrations, loneliness, pain and losses are simply inevitable. In economics, there is a thing called ‘market for lemons‘. It exists because of unknown information. You know that feeling when you’re thinking of getting something but then end up with a defective version of that thing instead? It’s the same feeling with all of life’s unexpected turns.
This world is actually a “market for lemons”. My own life is a product of constant squeezing and crushing and juicing of lemons that’s been so graciously supplied. It’s never truly boring, though. Only because God ensures that in my corner of the world, the lemons are flavored. These flavors and what I make of them are what I’d like to share in this blog, hoping to also encourage you to appreciate the different flavors of lemons that life throws your way.
The idiomatic expression “there is method to my madness” perfectly sums up what I would like to tell readers who would have the impression the blog seems incoherent. If you hang on it a little longer, you will see the sense in the whole. There is an underlying structure to it all.
This blog may be a compilation of thoughts on seemingly unrelated topics and a mere documentation of my life experiences but the whole of it makes for a proof that, though it may seem filled with random challenges, all of life makes sense.
Bear with me reader, there is method to my madness! So I hope you stick around, let’s enjoy this taste-testing journey together.
I am…the small i am by the grace of the great I AM.
I am an economist by degree, a finance analyst by profession.
In one of my dreams, I am a designer or an architect.
In following such dreams, I also became a floral designer.
If money’s not a problem, I’ll be a theater actress.
Ceterus paribus*, I am just a speck of dust floating along a backdrop of this fallen world of ours.
Despite that, I know God loves me.
and in my heart, I am a writer.
which I hope also goes for you.
*’ceteris paribus’ is a Latin phrase usually used in Economics. It literally means ‘all things unchanged’. In this context, it is used to refer to reality or status quo
Featured Photo’s Source: http://idesigniphone.com/colorful-lemons