Datsusara

Datsusara

Walking out on a job that I’d loved and that had come to define me was disheartening, but empowering. Giving up my paycheck and employee benefits for the prospect of change…

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White Pills

White Pills

Like the wind, they’re able to blow away the fog, revealing a clear, blue sky. Like the sun, their powerful rays can pierce through any haze…

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My Dear Aunt Fortune

My Dear Aunt Fortune

Losing them has made me question where my own life is going, has made me focus on the things that are really important to me and has set me on this path of midlife reflection.

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White Veil

White Veil

I felt physically unwell. I had this constant discomfort in my stomach, esophagus and throat that weakened the very core of my body.

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Running Aground

Running Aground

Instead of feeling satisfied with the progress I’ve made in my career and with my life, I feel discontented, restless and stranded.

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My 40th Birthday

My 40th Birthday

I spent my birthday at my mother’s bedside. The silence was profound, and as the day slowly turned to night, I found myself reliving a lot of memories that had long been forgotten.

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About Me

About_Riza
My name is Riza. I’m in my mid 40s and experiencing a midlife funk. I’m taking a pause in my career to rejuvenate and reorient my life. By traveling the world in search of new perspectives and experiences, I'm hoping to regain a sense of purpose, balance and direction in life.

Where’s Riza?


Cuba
Riza is in Cuba swaying her hips to salsa music.

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