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Our 6 Year Anniversary 

6 years ago, yesterday, D and I got married without telling anyone in our families. 

I had always wanted to elope whenever I found the right guy for me and D made that happen. We eventually, went through with the “asking for my hand in marriage” shenanigans, engagement and “big-Indian wedding” drama. But the wedding we secretly had 6 years ago on August 10th, 2011 was far more meaningful to me than the wedding that involved our families. 

We were blessed to find one another and everyday that passes, I count those blessings and thank the powers above for bringing us together. We’ve had a few rough patches but we’ve pulled through and I am ever so thankful for such a patient, reliable, respectful and loving guy to have walked into my life. 

Happy 6 year’s anniversary, my love and thank you for being my strength, encouragement and joy. Here’s to us!


A Weekend Getaway 

Scarborough Bluffs – Scarborough, Ontario

I’ve been so busy with exams and assignments that I haven’t had time to write or enjoy the much of the summer. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I am so relieved that one of my biggest and most stressful exams is over. I passed with a flying 94% and that deserves a celebration in itself.

This weekend, Dev, Nid and I are escaping to a nearby resort (as we did, last year) and spending the long weekend there. The three of us are extremely stoked at the though of being away from the city and hectic daily life. We’re going to be staying at the same resort near London, Ontario as we did last year and travelling between Port Stanley and Grand Bend. I cannot begin to tell you how anticipated and deserved this mini-vacation is. 

Dev really wanted to get away this year but with school, me not working and the lack of funds, it just wasn’t possible. Instead, we’ve decided to get away for a weekend and make the best of our situation for the time being. Hopefully, next year we can make that trip to India and have a little Caribbean getaway as well. That’s the plan, anyway.

How’s your summer going? Done anything exciting or adventurous? Share your summer adventures and I’ll be sure to share them on here with everyone else.

Until then, have a safe and blessed summer!

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Why Does Telling The Truth Always Come Back To Bite You In The Ass?

There’s no doubt about it, I am a straightforward, outspoken human being. I tell it how it is without sugar coating the truth. I was raised to tell the truth and not lie or alter the truth; which is what I teach my daughter as she gains more wisdom and knowledge. 

Yet, it feels like people don’t want to accept the truth and instead of being glad you didn’t hide it from them, they hold it against you. You get applauded for holding back what the reality is and penalized for being honest. 

But everyone claims they want true, honest friends and hate liars and backstabbers. Yet the backstabbers and liars are the ones that are encircled by their friends and the ones telling the truth are excluded and pushed aside. 

I’ve been through too much in my life to give a shit about such people. But it does piss me off when people talk shit about a person behind their backs and to their face they act like they are best friends. I don’t have tolerance for stupidity, ignorance or arrogance. Yet, we deal with it every day and have to put up with it if we want to live peacefully in this world. 

Quite frankly, I am over “trying” to be civilized and nice and quite content with the couple of people I am truly close to. As for the rest of these pathetic souls, well, I’ll be cutting each and every one of them out one by one. It’s just not worth the time or frustration. 

What are your thoughts on people and how they treat you when you’re honest? Am I right for cutting them off or am I just overreacting? Share your thoughts and opinions with me; I’d love to know what others think about my stance on all of this. 

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Quick Update: School & Me

I’ve been extremely busy these days as my course is becoming more intense. I’ve had numerous tests, assignments and exams over the past few weeks; which has left little time for anything else. So the time I do have available is spent with my munchkin and hubby or with my parents and doing chores. 

But I will tell you that I’m enjoying my course and everyday that I learn something new, I become more interested and confident about my choice of course. I’ve recently received my overall average (96.4%) and I am quite satisfied and impressed with how well I am doing. 

I know down the road, it’s going to be a lot of work once I graduate begin working, however, I truly believe that the reward will be much greater than the effort. I do hope that the people’s lives I touch will be enriched and they’ll take some goodness and happiness from me. 

So that’s where I am right now with school. I’ll keep you all updated as I further progress. Have a blessed weekend and week ahead. Xoxo

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially my dad and my hubby. We are so blessed to have the fathers that we were given to. And although, throughout the years I’ve had my many ups and downs with mine, he still is the best dad that I could ever have. 

I hope you all enjoy your day with your dads and cherish every moment you have with them. Happy Father’s Day! Xoxo

7 Year WordPress Anniversary 

It’s been 7 years since I first started writing on WordPress (WP) and of course WP reminded me with a happy anniversary notification when I logged in a couple of days ago. It’s nice to be reminded of how long we’ve done something.

I started reading through some of my old posts, mostly those from last year and realized how much has happened that I’ve forgotten about. All those emotions and thoughts that were going through my mind while writing each post came rushing back. 

I read many of your comments and it reminded me of all the support you guys have given me over the years. It reminded me that I’ve gained a small family on here that I’ve never met but has had my back for all those years I was pouring my heart out. 

Thank you all for continuing to come back and give me support when I needed it the most. Some of you, I know on a personal level and others keep themselves privates and although you don’t give me your thoughts here, your text messages reassure me that there are people out there that wish me well and have love in their hearts for me. 

Thank you all for being here for me. Your love and commitment to Ziddi Tamana is what makes it all worthwhile to write about my life publicly. Because of that love and commitment, I am moving towards restarting to write my book again. I abandoned it for a while but lately, my heart keeps telling me to write and after much discussion with Dev about what I want for my future, I’ve decided to begin writing again; The Story Of The Real Ziddi Tamana. 

It’s a long, hard task. But it’s a dream I need to fulfill for my own sanity. Wish me luck and motivation because I’ll need it. 

Happy Holidays, my lovelies!

I’m Still Here

I know I’ve been away from my blog for quite a while now and rarely post anything new. I’ve been very tired lately and haven’t had the mindset to write; which is why I’ve abandoned my blog sort of and haven’t posted anything new except for the odd post. I know it’s not fair to you guys but I needed some time alone and away from my blog and although I’ve been putting photos and stuff on Instagram and somewhat on Facebook, I just didn’t feel like writing much and that’s why I haven’t.

Writing has always been my passion but when you’re tired and always exhausted it’s kind of hard to put the words on paper or in this case online. 

Every day I tell myself that I will write a new post but I just I don’t.

So I discovered the microphone feature on my iPhone and decided instead of writing a blog post today I would talk and let Siri do the writing. So, here I am doing that, just to give you guys an update on how I’ve been and what Ive been up to.

I’ve been enjoying the summer a lot with my family and I have been super busy with work. Plus, I’m going to be taking a mini vacation again to London, Ontario and then down to Lake Erie and then hopefully up to Lake Huron and that will be the end of the summer.

Nid is starting kindergarten in September, so I’m a little bit frightened, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by that whole thought. I’m preparing myself and her to begin kindergarten. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by and she’s grown up so quickly. It’s exciting and frightening all at once.

That’s where I am right now. I’m going to start writing more often from now on, since I feel like I’ve had a good break. I hope you’ll stay tuned and continue to share my life’s journey with me.