Welcome to GAKENIA

Welcome to GAKENIA

This is more of a 'welcome back' post, rather than a 'welcome' one. I started this blog towards the end of 2017 when I needed an outlet to vent. I needed somewhere to pen down my emotions as expressing what I feel has been something I have struggled with for a while. I stopped blogging [...]


A nervous or mental breakdown is a term used to describe a period of intense mental distress. It’s happening again. You held everything in for too long; It’s all coming out. You try to stop. Breathe, breathe, Calm down: You repeat that to yourself, But it doesn’t stop. Why do you do this to yourself? You know this always happens. You [...]


‘Unsuccessful’ That particular word is staring at me: taunting me, mocking me. ‘Unsuccessful’ However they try to phrase it, nothing changes ‘Unsuccessful’ I read it over and over again hoping that something will change. Am I reading it wrong? Did they misspell something? Maybe if I refresh the page the words will change. The first [...]


This piece was inspired by the death of my cousin’s daughter. She passed away last week at a mere 4 years old. ‘Come home soon’, he said, ‘You need to see the kids’. ‘I’ll see them eventually’, I replied Eventually never came. Everything happens so fast: One minute you’re here, The next, you’re gone. One [...]