After I said goodbye to my parents, but before going through airport security, I was standing in the middle of a long line of people. Two rows ahead of me, a girl, maybe 17 or 18, was crying. I watched as she waved goodbye to her mom, who was standing across the room, behind the… Read More So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen…
When I came back to work after three weeks of winter holiday, we were bombarded with busyness. January is often characterized by high school exams, but in this particular case, our school was preparing for government observations as part of an annual rating system which determines school merit. Restful weekends, which I cherish, were non-existent;… Read More Winter Holiday: Part 1
In honour of the countdown to home reaching 26 DAYS, here is twenty-six reasons why I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TO. GO. HOME!!! And here they are, in no particular order: 1. Poutine (more specifically, Smokes poutine, and even more specifically pounaire) 2. Tim Hortons (EVERYWHERE) Do you want to go to the Timmies on Montrose or the… Read More I’M GOING HOME IN 26 DAYS!!!!!
It is an overcast day in Kuwait, and I returned to my apartment early this morning to find a thin layer of dust caked to my countertops. As I proceeded to remove the dust built up from a sandstorm and a rainstorm all while I was gone, the black dirt that came off of the… Read More A Week on a Beach in Boracay
Four hours ago, I was sitting at my desk handing out report cards, and had a hard time processing my mind thoughts. Meditation was out of the question – there was no silencing my mind. Instead, I turned to writing. Here is a list of all the things I am stressed about right now, written… Read More my to-do list
In making a commitment to writing once a week, the commitment has not been as difficult as I anticipated. Blog topics, thoughts, and then words, have come to me in my mornings of reflection and have allowed me to pursue a consistent process and establish a cathartic routine. I have come to love the Friday… Read More On Establishing Balance
*Written mid-week. Today was a good day. It’s hard to say that about any day in the final weeks of school, but on the whole, today was a good day. But a lot happened, and I am mentally unsettled. I came home from school, and continued my day as I do any other day. I… Read More Ma’a Salama