A couple of months ago I was on the phone with my dad. I was explaining my ‘situation’ and how it was hard for me to comprehend certain classes and that I was almost sure I would fail. I also mentioned that someone had ‘advised’ me to drop it or retake it as an … Continue reading The Universe knows who you are. Ask it!
A couple of days ago I was really not having this so-called life. It was one of those stressful days where even waking up is a struggle. There's something about knowing that someone has provided you with everything possible including sacrificing their entire existence for you to have a better education that just makes it even … Continue reading It’s okay to “not have it all” together !?!
As I woke up today knowing it was International women's day, two thoughts rushed through my mind: I am honored to be where I am and doing what I am doing because of all the women before me who have sacrificed their existence so I can go after my dreams. From my grandmother, who was … Continue reading Will you break the glass ceiling?
A couple of weeks ago I was home with my cousin, we were talking about life-changing decisions that someone we knew very well had taken. Very few were pleased that it became a subject of long discussions. I sat and heard his point of view as well as what he thought would have been … Continue reading Will you love them back to life?
A while back, as we were talking, I found myself daydreaming about all the things I wanted to achieve in my lifetime and as I got to the part where I was telling him about my passion for writing poetry, novel and short stories he grew quiet then I said something along the lines … Continue reading What did you apologize for?
A long time ago, my family had moved to a different country and after summer, I had to start nursery school. I was able to skip the first two days of school but mama dragged me on the third day and it didn’t help that I got there when everyone had already picked their friends … Continue reading What will you overwhelm the world with?
A few nights ago I went to prepare for my classes in the study room on our apartment floor. I was eating my mini tarts when another student walked in to do her work. I made a comment about my tart and we both laughed as I was explaining how I and a friend … Continue reading What do you know for sure?
Months ago, I sat with one of my greatest friends /roommate in our cozy apartment. We were at the table talking about everything and nothing. We talked about life, love, family, business (a lot) as well as our plans for the future. As we discussed about the places and countries we've been to (not … Continue reading Where is Home? Who is Home?
He then went on and asked, “If it was as bad as you say it was, why did you stay?” I laughed.This was one of those Oprah Winfrey “Aha” moments; the words kept reasoning in my mind as we drifted away from the subject, like a truth I’ve avoided for so long. It disturbed me … Continue reading Why did you stay?
As a cashier at my new school, most of my customers are students and since I work in the evening they are usually tired and just try to get their orders as quick as they can. When they come up to me with different items to ring up some of them look uninterested so I … Continue reading “I’m not okay, but thank you. And you?”