My Greatest Fear

My greatest fear in life was the fear of things not working out, so I wasted a few decades playing it safe by only taking on the tasks I knew I will be good at. I would not apply for a job if there was the remote possibility of me not being accepted. I would…

Traveling – Chiang Mai

Work this time took me to the other side of the world, to Chiang Mai in Thailand to be exact, and that was an unforgettable experience. This city really grew on me with the simplicity of its people, its village feel, its brown un-appetizing river, and its great food. What struck me first about this…

The Allure of the Chick Flick

Not too long ago, I was hit with the flu, and naturally while fallen ill my IQ dropped significantly. After all, I was constantly drugged by medication. Unable to read anything of depth or go out as much, I found myself picking up a novel from my bookshelves which I had ignored for some time….

Mind Clutter

For some time now, I lost my way. I got busy with my full-time job, and other social engagements to the point where I forgot about writing. I would plan to wake up and write only to wake up exhausted and not bothered to instead. My ability to sit down and  instantly find an idea…

Still Deluded About Self Worth?

It is funny how in our society we are not yet clear on the idea of self worth. Women would stay in a marriage even after the man had cheated on them or worse yet had taken a second wife, knowing fully that they were simply perceived by their partner as not good enough. Come…

Charmed

He spoke with such enthusiasm and conviction. In fact, he was able within the first twenty seconds of his conversation to ensure that everyone in the room was listening to him,  I remember exactly how we were all hanging on every word he said only to wait impatiently to hear what more he had to…

The People Who Stand Out From the Crowd

The other day, I was having coffee with a friend in one of the city’s  cafes, where a woman caught my attention. She had her phone in her hand and was pacing back and forth as she discussed her corporate crisis with whoever she was talking to on the other end of the line. I…

Doormats

Ever since we were kids our parents told us to be nice to anyone older than us, to not correct someone when they are saying something that is blatantly wrong, and to not tell a person that he or she is not saying the truth. We were even told to simply not respond when someone…

Traveling Part Three

On the third day of my trip to Atlanta, I had dinner at a memorable restaurant. The restaurant was called Canoe. It was located on the river, and was framed by lush gardens. Come to think of it, the whole city is framed by lush gardens.  One of the first things that got my attention…

Traveling Part Two

As I said in my previous post, my second day in Atlanta saw me navigating the train system or the “MARTA” as they call it around here. Coming from Amman, my family had prepared a list of items they wanted me to bring home with me. So, I decided to go to the mall. I…

Traveling  Part One

  Work brings you a lot of experiences, some are good, some are bad, and some send you traveling to the other side of the world. My work sent me to the USA for the first time in my life , to Atlanta Georgia to be exact, and  I was so excited to go ….

Are You Confident or Loud?

When I was a child I used to associate confidence with the ability to speak up. However, as I grew older I came to realize that speaking up has nothing to do with it. After all, those people who boast about themselves, their achievements, and their skills are not necessarily confident. They could be just…