The Turning Point (Fiction)

They say that when you really love someone you compromise a part of yourself in pursuit of their happiness. You do that willingly while hoping  that you will be met with the same grace, but when that doesn’t happen you try your best to make sense of the senseless . You consume your energy trying…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

My Random Things Part Two – Searching the Power of Speech

Being a Toastmaster for many years, I have come to believe in the power of Public Speaking.  I do believe that words have an impact on us. Why else world initiatives like TED Talks alongside other speaking engagements gain popularity. People, in my opinion, are wired to enjoy hearing other people share their experiences through…

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…