A Journey

Today is a nice date to start a new project, it is April 4th 2020. It marks another day going by without me taking my novel project seriously, but today won’t end like that.  You see,  I started this pursuit many times before and had failed to continue on all counts. But, today I find…

The Beauty of Misunderstanding

During my time in lock down, the number of virtual conversations and online chats I have with people have significantly increased, and I am sure this is the case with many others. And with this new experience,  I have learned something not so great about myself . I have learned that for the longest time,…

Are We Hurting Our Brains?

I think my biggest problem in life is the thoughts that I plant in my own brain, and I think many people are in my shoes. I can even  safely say that we  never give our minds a  rest. In fact, I speak for myself and say that I have always believed that my brain…

Beige and Blue-Book Review

Beige and Blue by Sara Badawieh was the first book on the reading list I had compiled to devour throughout the period of our lock down.  I honestly believe, that amidst all the uncertainty the is facing, reading is a nice diversion. So I dove into this novel, not really knowing what to expect. The…

Falling in Love

No, this isn’t what you think its about. I am not going to tell you about my life. Not only because there is nothing interesting to tell in the love department, but also because I’m quite private when it comes to my friendships, human interactions, and even my feelings. But, I will tell you about…

We All Have Different Values

Although I’ve passed several decades of my life, I am to this day fascinated by human nature. You see, in our lovely city of Amman I see people everywhere infused with anger, negativity, mistrust, and an overwhelming need to read too much into things. At this point, I have to tell you that  I’m not…

Have We Become So Cynical?

I’m sure we’ve all been there, we do a job interview, it goes well, yet we don’t want to get our hopes up in case we don’t get the job. Similarly, we do the medical tests and we hope for the worst.. Or, we meet someone we really like and that person may like us…

Finding Layla Part One- I Write to Understand (Fiction)

I am Layla, I am 29 years old. I write those basic details simply because at times I forget who I am. At an early age in my life, so early that I don’t even remember when, I adopted a social skill that enabled me to get ahead in my life, in my job, in…

My Random Things-Part Six- In the Spotlight

I have to let you in on a little secret; I am terrified of getting my photo taken. My fear of the camera is ironic because I have no problems speaking in public, or giving presentations to rooms full of people, but I do have a fear of seeing a camera lens peering at me….

My Random Things-Part Five-Meeting New People

Sometimes we say that we are going to an event and then we change our minds in the last minute. We sometimes change our course because we don’t know anyone there. And, sometimes we decide to not go simply because we are too tired, or not in the mood, or as I said in my…

12 Things to Consider When Dealing with a Creative Person

Today I am going to write about some of the challenges faced by creative people in our society.  When I say creative people I refer to designers, decorators, artists, painters, writers, copywriters, translators, and social media experts. I refer to anyone who is providing an intangible service that has great impact on any business or…

My Random Things-Part Four-Breaking the Greatest Fear

Be it the fear of death, the fear of failure, or the fear of public speaking, I have come to believe that these are all different versions of one original fear and that is our fear of looking or sounding stupid. We fear dyeing because we don’t want to leave this world as average people…