It’s an unusually cold afternoon. The sky cannot stop pouring its soul onto the earth. There’s such a calm, a silence that’s almost deafening. Normally, this kind of silence would be a foreboding of some kind; at least where I come from, that’s how I would interpret it. But this particular day, the silence cheered … More 052: Blindsided
What do you do when you find yourself drowning? Do you let go or do you fight? … More 051: HOPE
There’s nothing as refreshing as an evening walk on a Sunday. It fills my spirit with so much joy and mentally prepares me for a new week. After I moved to France, I started taking walks as a way to unwind and to find some sort of an escape because the first months were quite … More 050: Sunday evening walk while social distancing
During the confinement period, I decided to find different ways of entertaining myself while learning at the same time. I got tired of reading fictional books and watching Netflix over and over and to avoid sinking into boredom, I started my podcast exploration. I was intrigued by the fact that seemingly a huge number of … More 049: Life changing podcasts that I am loving right now
Somebody told me That I should Be scared of you Prepare for you Respect you Not fail you Stay up all night for you Because You determine my future Measure my worth Open doors for me Help me achieve my dreams And I said to myself You are A requirement A test of attention An … More 047: Paradoxical Examination
The past month and more so the past two weeks have been some sort of a roller coaster. The pandemic that we are all facing puts us all in a precarious state which hopefully will come to an end soon. However, being a masters student during this period has been one of the most challenging … More 046: Group projects in school: are they worth it?
Who knew That a day would come When a ray of sunshine Would be a glimmer of hope That watching from a cage As the world burnt to ashes Was a road to salvation That being my own prisoner Was the only way To save humanity That war Didn’t mean swords and guns Because it … More 045: The rays will still dance
It very easy to forget our tenacity and strength especially when everything seems to be working against us. The desire to continue pushing, hoping that somehow somewhere along the way you’ll find someone or something to hold your hand, is what makes the going possible. Well many times, what you find along the way are … More 044: Getting inspiration from incredible women
Days seem longer, nights seem shorter and dates get lost in their calendars. This is a seemingly accurate description of what self-confinement feels like. It gets boring after a while and if you’re watching the news, you might find yourself sinking into some kind of depression because there’s barely anything to lift up our spirits. … More 043: Being productive during confinement
The realization that things are not going on habitually is uncomfortable. Two days ago I went to the grocery store, just as I always do and I was taken aback, first, by the unusual high number of customers, (since it was on a Sunday), and second, by the number of empty shelves – which is … More 042: We are at war!