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…

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.

What I learned from university in Egypt

Four years of university are slowly coming to an end. At the beginning of fourth year, reading my peers’ Facebook posts praising the faculty and practically writing poetry on their love towards it made me feel almost irritated. I didn’t feel like that at all. Quite the opposite. I felt happy to finally leave the…

A night full of poetry

Back in lower secondary (grades 7-9), I used to be super active at school taking part in the student council, volunteering in event-organizing and tutoring and representing the school in various events. I was very passionate about all the extra work and spent hours after school planning, working on or executing some new project. Towards…