About the Author

Jill, 2011

Welcome to Ripples of Truth!

This blog inks the journey of a 20-something optimist through snippets and snapshots, hoping to make her mark in the world. Initially created to document the day-to-day life of a university student, this blog now focuses on being a creative outlet, highlighting the quiet musings of the present and reflection of the past, with occasional dribbles of the author’s life story.

Who am I?

I write under the pseudonym Jill, with no last name.

I am no different from you are, just a person trying to make sense out of the senseless world we live in. I wonder about life and people. I wonder about so many things that I amazed myself too. I sometimes wonder about things like what would be the fate of the flower that grows in between the cracks of the sidewalks, how would it feels like to be a bird soaring in the sky looking downwards at the Earth, or why the tree trunk was so strong that it could bend 90’ in the wind and still do not break. Random quotes from movies, books or songs will pop out to fit the situation or environment that I am in. My thoughts are nonsensical, and often jumbled like knotted cords.

That’s me, the thinker.

I don’t think we could ever know ourselves well enough because people change, and I know I constantly am. Being in my early twenties, I start to understand more about who I am and who I want to be. I wanted to be a lot of things, but most importantly, I aspire to be better. I am not a big dreamer and is always so contented with what I have but sometimes we don’t know what we want, until someone shows us the possibility.

Three words that define my moral code of living:

1. TRUST. I trust people, because I think they are entitled to that basic human rights, that is until they give me a reason not to. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But one person’s behavior will not define the general population. I choose to believe in the greater good. That some people deserve second chances.

2. And what we choose to believe in is our version of the TRUTH. Truth isn’t black and white nor shades of gray, but rather a clump of perspectives. Sometimes we just have to take that leap of faith and trust our own heart

3. Finally, the most important essence of life is none other than LOVE. I love my family, relatives and friends. Although sometimes frustrating, love is the reason we give way.

There is a reason I write about the little things; these small moments that we often overlook in life that truly matters. These small moments are the normal things in life; a smile, a hug, an apology, which start the smallest ripples and eventually, create the big ripples of life.

Hope you will have as much fun reading as I have writing these blog posts.

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46 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. andy1076 says:

    ” The three words that define my moral code of living. I trust people, because I think they are entitled to that basic human rights.. that is until they give me a reason not to. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But one person’s behavior will not define the general population ”

    I love your view of life, especially in a world that generalizes and judges so often without giving a chance. Thank you for following my blog 🙂

  2. MightWar says:

    Dear Jill,

    I read your introduction and wanted to say ‘Hello’.

    I particularly liked the line “love is the reason why we give way” – which struck a chord with me. It called to mind the image you gave about the tree bending in strong winds and not breaking. Learning flexibility in our thoughts and actions is often a great way to get to know yourself and others better; leading to richer relationships and unexpectedly revealing experiences.

    I look forward to wandering through your blog and getting to know you more.

    Take care. Wishing you the very best of yourself in the coming year,

    might war

    • Jill says:

      Hello to you might war…

      Your username caught my attention… is it short for mighty warrior? 😀 Jokes.

      It’s quite a coincidence how you talked about a tree bending in strong winds but not breaking. I read a book titled “Handle with Care” by Jodi Picoult, where the main character, Willow, was born with a disease where the bones are brittle and this is one of the phrases:

      “Willow, I whispered, the name that your father and I had agreed on. I had had to convince him. I won’t call her that, he said. They weep. But I wanted to give you a prophecy to carry with you, the name of a tree that bends instead of breaking.”

      I agree with the learning flexibility in our thoughts and actions part. It is a good way to improve on ourselves and let people into our lives, and hope they stay in our hearts forever.

      Hope you enjoy browsing my blog. (: Thanks for visiting.

      Jill

  3. hemmingplay says:

    Congratulations, Jill. You are the 100th person to follow my new blog. There’s no prize, unfortunately. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting and following. I love the header photo on your site, by the way? What’s the story on that one?

  4. suefaye says:

    Just had a quick read of your blog and saw ME in your Manchester blog post 😀 Teehee! Miss the time spending with you and, I really love your blog! Keep it alive!! 😀

    • Jill says:

      Hello Sue Faye!

      Glad you spot your name there! I miss the time I spent with you – enjoy London more, for both of us okay? Hehe, don’t spend too much time in the cat-themed cafe 😉

  5. Little Miss Menopause says:

    Jill! Wow, I have no idea how you found me but I am so grateful because then i could follow the breadcrumbs back to all this wonder that is YOUR blog. You’ve done amazing work here! And it’s so neat to see that I found you at your “turning point!” Thank you so much for following me and I look forward to further explorations!
    Stephanie

    • Jill says:

      Hello Stephanie aka Little Miss Menopause!

      I found you from DailyPost. I’m so glad you took part in the challenges so then I could find YOUR blog. Thank you for following my page too. Hope we come up with something interesting every now and then (:

      Jill.

      • Little Miss Menopause says:

        aha…okay! I wasn’t going to take part in those things because I thought it made me seem “needy” like I needed other people to suggest topics because I couldn’t come up with things on my own. lol. Isn’t that ridiculous! So glad I ignored that “voice” inside my head and went ahead. Love your blog!!
        Stephanie

  6. Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild says:

    Hi Jill! I just stopped by to say thanks for the follow, but I’ve enjoyed having a look around as well. I love your philosophy on trusting people – I feel the same way – and the Me to You bear story is so sweet. I just adore those bears! The other post that I particularly enjoyed was the ‘You’re so beautiful’ post. A friend and I were discussing that recently. I tend to laugh and just quickly say ‘thanks’ not really taking it seriously at all, and if a guy I’ve just met starts to profess feelings I usually just ignore it and intentionally steer the conversation in another direction. My friend’s approach though is to screw up her face so she looks confused and ask “What are you doing?”. That makes me laugh every time I think about it. Navigating these situations can be so tricky!

    • Jill says:

      Thanks for your comment Jo!

      I had a look at your blog too, I particularly like the Home Page, where there’s an interesting description of your blog. It’s a lovely idea, makes it easier to understand – I’m going to incorporate that idea into my blog soon!

      Haha, I loved your friend’s reaction – not any better than mine! Poor guy probably worked up his courage before talking to her only to get a scrunchy face and a confused response.

  7. artfullyadelie says:

    Why hello there,Jill!
    I wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I’m not sure if you’ve been nominated before, but I chose to nominate you anyway because I truly enjoy your writing and I’d love to know more about you! If you’d like to see more what the Liebster Award is about, you can check out my post (below)! I hope to hear back from you!
    Adelie

    http://artfullyaspiring.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/my-failed-attempt-at-a-brief-award-post/

  8. sabrinawolfheart says:

    Awesome blog! It’s nice to meet other bloggers who write under a pseudonym or a pen name. I personally prefer to write under my pseudonym, Sabrina Wolfheart.

    Your blog looks awesome, I’m glad Desiree B nominated you for an award so I could find your blog!

    – Sabrina

    • Jill says:

      Thank you Sabrina!

      I haven’t forgotten about the Liebster award nominated by Desiree B – just didn’t quite find the inspiration to do it yet.

      I love your blog too – thanks for your comment, otherwise I wont’ be able to find it. Work been a little busy these days, oh my poor neglected blog…

      Cheers!

      Jill.

        • Jill says:

          Oh i just saw this! My goldfish memory… it was another blogger who voted me for the Liebster award. Woo I got another award, woohoo! Thanks for the notification. 🙂

  9. Chey Being says:

    What a beautiful person you are inside and out. It makes me happy to know there are people like you out there! I wish you the grandest journey though life for I can not imagine anything less for you. 🙂

  10. Faraday's Candle says:

    The hand post was very intriguing.
    Very intriguing because you leave a lot to the imagination.

    Looking forward to connecting through the blogosphere!
    We always comment back so please don’t be a stranger.

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