Tag Archive for Blogging

Life, Death, & Everything in Between

http://terrafirmarealestate.ca/browse-by-location/ontario-canada/ontario-luxury-houses-for-sale/?posts_per_page=12 Asalaamu Alaikum, I’ve been struggling to write a blog post for the past two weeks. I would have just posted a story I have written, but it didn’t feel right taking a break from my blog for two weeks in a row. I’ve been in quite a… not sure if I have the right word to convey how I’m feeling,… Read more →

What I Learned From Re-Reading My Work & Rejection

Salaam! My first title for this essay was, “What I have learned from re-reading my final manuscript AFTER receiving it as a fancy bound copy from my MFA program”. I decided that title was a little long winded. You’re lucky that I edited it down. The original long, verbose title represents the thought process in my head after I re-read… Read more →

Orange Grove

Asalaamu Alaikum (peace be upon you) my lovely readers! I originally wanted to write a post on memories. It suddenly hit me that exactly one year ago on this day, I was on my way returning from Palestine to San Diego. It’s crazy how time just slips through our fingers. I’ve hit many obstacle and hardships in this past year… Read more →

The Long List of Priorities

How many of you have gone to sleep at night or woken in the morning thinking, “I’m going to be more productive and prioritize my time better.” Whether it’s because you have been procrastinating lately or maybe you have had a never ending “To Do” list for some time now and work, studying, or something equally important kept getting in… Read more →

Why Do You Write?

Up until I decided I wanted to dedicate my time to writing over wanting to be a lawyer, the majority of the questions I received from people were all related to my hijab and why I chose to wear it. It made a lot of sense to me for people to be drawn to the most visible and “different” item… Read more →

Nostalgia

nos·tal·gia [no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-] noun 1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days. 2.something that elicits or displays nostalgia. Origin: 1770–80;… Read more →

Quarter of a Century Old

Asalaamu Alaikum! I think I’m an adult now. Or, at least, I’m supposed to be. I know it’s been forever since I’ve put up a blog post. Forever is quite the understatement. I promised more updates and lots more about my adventures in Palestine last fall, but time has literally escaped from my hands. I haven’t touched my travel pictures… Read more →