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…

The Only Way

Once again I find myself in a situation which I do not know how to deal with and once again the only tool I have got in my hands is writing. I have probably mentioned this before but I am one of those people who don’t believe in sharing the details of one’s life, especially…

Where I am at now…

Wow. It has been a while. I can’t even describe the relief I am experiencing the very moment I opened an empty file to start writing out what has been going on these past months. Writing has always, without exaggeration, been a source of relief for me, whether it was writing in my tiny plastic…

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….

It’s not a mess

Who doesn’t want to wake up every day to a picturesque, Pinterest-like of a home with everything tucked in nice and neat in cute boxes and with no toys or bread crumbs on the floor and most of the cups and plates in the cupboards where they belong? I believe it is unnecessary to even…

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.