You Did This to Yourself

“You did this to yourself”. The words echoed painfully in my ears as they slowly entered my system. I was just sitting, taking a breath after work before I’d head home and start my everyday routine as a mom of a 3 year old. I didn’t ask for comments, for judgement, and least of all…

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…

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…

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.

5 tips for a successful outing with a baby in Cairo

Cairo is simply a huge city with a humongous population (over 20 million). It can make many things a bit hectic (just a bit), especially traffic. But as a result of the city’s size, anything you want to buy, find, fix or especially EAT is definitely available somewhere. The market is enormous here and shops…