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What I Learned From Re-Reading My Work & Rejection

http://gcci.co.uk/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://gcci.co.uk/directory/howell-landscaping/ 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 →

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 →

Food

Food. It really does bring the entire world together. All those clichés are not far from the truth. They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The reality is that the way into anyone’s heart is food. Of course I’m generalizing here. I know there are stronger elements – faith for one. Just go along… Read more →

View of nature while drinking coffee

Overthinking

I have a thing I do, especially at the most inconvenient of times… I overthink everything. Most people might do this when they’re stressed, worrying about something, or just bored and have nothing better to do. Me? I overthink during every single moment, 60/24/7/4/12/365 (<- did you get that?). Nothing worse than when I overthink at the most inconvenient times.… Read more →