Rupi Kaur’s Milk & Honey and all the things it did for me.


One random summers day  I decided to read ‘TheReadClub‘ book of the week. I rarely joined in, in fact i think this was my first time.

I didn’t know it would be the right time.

The book happened to be ‘Milk & Honey’ by Rupi Kaur and i have never raved about something so much in my life.

I truly felt something, i was deeply moved. The words jumped out to me and touched my soul…. i am being ‘extra’ but this book deserves every ounce of drama queen that is me.

It made me happy, it made me sad.

Most importantly it made me want to write and take this thing I’ve been doing for years a bit more seriously.

I have always written stuff down, but ‘ i am not a writer’ I have always felt the urge to write but ‘ i am not into anything’.

What did it have to take to realise that this was me, this was who i wanted to be.

This summer i took me seriously.

I did everything i said i was going to, i explored different things and hung out with different people.

I found Sarah Kay,

I found Rupi Kaur.

I found Titilope Sonuga.

I found Thursdays at Bogobiri.

I found out I loved spoken word.

Milk & Honey was my trigger.

I mixed it in and i found i could be happy.

I am looking forward to more ‘accidental discoveries’.

I am looking forward to more Rupi’s, Sarah’s and Titi’s.

I am looking forward to more things that truly interest me.

In a past life this would have been written in a notebook somewhere, but in the spirit of ‘self discovery’ i hope someone sees this and explores their hidden or not so subtle interests.