The Shift

It is safe to say that our perceptions and personalities are shaped by life events that invade our day-to-day existence. For me, the lockdown changed me in ways that make it hard for me to go back to being who I was before it. My life prior to the lockdown seems to be something in…

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews-Book review

Now when you pick up a book like Mary Kay Andrew’s “Summer Rental” and you read in its blurb that it is about three ladies that are best friends in their mid-thirties spending the summer together on the shores of North Carolina, you kind of know how this story will end. To tell you the…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Book Review-The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

First and foremost, I have to tell you that this book took me over two months to read, which is a lot longer than the time I usually take to finish books. The reason is really not because the book is bad. Far from it! In fact, I don’t remember any time in which I…

My Random Things-Part 3- My Artistic Adventure

I have always been someone who wanted to learn to make art, but the only semi artistic thing I have done those past years was to color in adult coloring books. If you consider the posters I make on Canva using ready-made templates as art, I do those too.  So, when I saw an event…

My Random Things-Part One

This year, and after being diagnosed with illnesses which I spoke about in my blog post titled The Choice, I realized just how short life really is, and it also hit me just how many things I wanted to learn and how many times I have delayed my plans to learn them. I delayed my…

Is It Necessary?

All my life I was and I always will be an advocate of people taking initiative, feeling empowered, and showing leadership, but what happens when this empowerment becomes an abuse of power or a means to be dare I say the words Bitchy, brutal, or mean? The other day, I entered a busy cafe in…

My Boundaries

On one of the many Facebook groups I follow, the group admin was asking the group members to state what their boundaries were. I thought about my response to that question and then it hit me that my one boundary in life is letting others affect my mood with negativity. Sure, I do understand that…