one name you need to know

I am going to tell you the name of one person, and I want you to remember it. Her name is Nikita Gill. If you google her or search her name on Instagram, she will pop up right away. Why, you ask?

Not because she is a famous influencer, living her life on display and recommending what clothes to buy, what drinks to taste, what brands to follow, or what music to listen to.

Not because she is pop star, being the lucky one to get through the hardships to the very stars. So high in the stars that the green planet looks so small.

Not because she is a politician who voices the opinions of those who are silenced, ignored, repressed, or oppressed.

Not because she is an owner of a cute puppy, making money of each cute post of the fluffy ball and spreading the promo codes on dog clothes or puppy treats.

No, she is famous because she understands people’s hearts, minds, and souls. She is popular because whatever she posts rings a bell for you. She is known not for her looks or clothes, but for her words and thoughts. Her beautiful words.

Nikita Gill is a famous poet and writer. Someone who will explain YOU to yourself. Someone who will touch a hidden string of your heart. Someone who will make you doubt everything you believed in before and force you to discover the truth within yourself. Someone who will become closer to you than your friend, sister, your mother.

One tiny piece of advice: when you come across her book of poems, please, just please read them to music. Put some inspirational music as the background and forget about the whole world. Let it just be you and her poems. No one and nothing else. Just you. Just a poem. Just the beauty in the world. And in your heart.

Remember. It is just one name you need to know. Her name is Nikita Gill.

One true sentence

Hemingway once said, if you have a blank paper in front of you and you struggle to write anything, “just write one true sentence.” Just one true statement. And then it will flow naturally.

“I feel very sad today” is my sentence.

Today I feel sad because it is raining heavily and I haven’t seen the sun for a few days. The sky is depressingly grey.

I feel sad because I was not invited to an interview for a job I thought I was fully qualified for. I spent hours on my cover letter and video resume. Years looking for a dream job.

I feel sad because the coffee did not taste good, and it did not wake me up. I look like a sloth, pushing myself to do something for the whole day.

I feel sad because I called the post office, and they still have zero information about my package which has been in transit for a month and 2 days precisely.

I feel sad because I finished watching the drama series Legend of the Blue Sea and I will never live this story with these characters again.

I feel sad because I tried to exercise today and had to switch from intermediate level core workout to a beginner one, and I was still out of breath. Out of shape.

I feel sad because, just because it is one of those days when you want to stay in bed and let the world wait.

And I thought I would not be able to write anything today. Everything starts with one true statement. It is so true.