What now?

I like goals. I need goals. Have always needed. I consider myself a very motivated person when it comes to everything and anything I do. However, that motivation always stems from a goal that I have set for myself, whether it is academic success in high school or university or a personal or social milestone…

The new phase of self care 

In Finland, they call the first years of parenthood “ruuhkavuodet” which roughly translates into “rush years”. Having one or more young children at the same time and trying to manage house and work and KG and all that can definitely amount to something called “rush”. It’s a fast moving traffic jam. That’s paradoxical, I know….

Post-uni Vibes

Often when we are busy with work or school or life generally, we sometimes try to imagine what it would feel like if we weren’t that busy. It’s hard to picture to be honest. Especially during my fourth year in college, it just felt like the impossible: freedom, relaxation and nothing specific to do by…

No to Jealousy

I am quite new on social media when it comes to image-sharing. I’ve had a Tumblr blog, Instagram and Facebook for ages, but I haven’t really been active when it comes to sharing photos of my own life. Recently this changed when I started this blog last September. I just felt comfortable sharing some aspects…

Goodbye, Cairo University

Yesterday, Tuesday the 23rd of April, I attended the very last lectures of my undergraduate university studies. The realization that four entire years have passed with the same routine, lectures, study, exams, summer, go back and repeat is just a bit overwhelming. I have to admit that there have been days that I have wished…

When it’s all too much

What to do when everything starts piling up and days start becoming hard to handle? My musings about what’s important and how to relax.

Holiday vibes: My trip to Finland

It was November and I was all busy with preparing for the term exams when I had a casual video call with my little sister and brothers. My dad jumped into the camera and saw Yunus laughing at him out of recognition. Just then and there he decided that a year was too long of…