Introductions make way to assumptions. See me here, see me there, can’t relate to my state,
get to know, as I am, perfect
I am not.
Self-lead self-taught, what else you got?
Outside shining see me smiling.
Tears of glass, perfect Continue reading
I recently came across the NotMom Summit while browsing online. According to their site, the NotMom Summit is “The ONLY international conference for and about women without children by choice or by chance”. The name enough was intriguing but Continue reading
This is a tale of coming of age……….
Mine to be exact, in my thirties. Please don’t judge. I recently went on a trip sans Mr. Lenz, my first ever solo one. 5 whole days of vacation adulting on my own. I figured why not? With Mr. Lenz away for the week working and nothing tying me down to Dubai, I thought it was the perfect time to get away. Now in my culture Continue reading
I need you to come sit near me even while my words push you away.
I need you to reverse the order yourself because to me it makes sense and I’m too excited.
I need you to hear, really hear me and not just listen, until our thoughts meet and greet along the way like two long-lost friends not bearing to escape the warm embrace, whispering “I get you”.
I need you to be.still.with.me.
Mrs. “Apple I want a refund. No, I don’t want cash back, do you return time?” Smith
Sitting in the dark,
In the semi darkness.
Images intermingling on the canvas,
The semi canvas.
Crying out Continue reading
Even if you’ve never visited or lived in Dubai, chances are that images of skyscrapers and luxurious living cross your mind at the mere mention of this desert city.
Personally, having lived here for nearly three years, I’ve found that it is more than that. Yes, it does epitomize excess and there’s no denying the stark contrasts in which the 2.8 million residents of the city live. However, I choose to see the beauty and what stands out to me is Continue reading
So you’ve completed your undergraduate degree, congratulations! You probably want to take a minute to relish your accomplishments and catch up on sleep, but the incessant “What are you going to do with your life?” line of questioning from your family, peers, and that sweet cashier Dulce from the supermarket down the street won’t let you.
When is the Right Time to Pursue Your Masters Degree?
For most people, the next steps Continue reading
Next in the gluten-free breakfast series is laxoox (pronounced lahooh), a popular Somali staple. With a spongy texture on one side and crispy on the other, it can be best described as a cross between a pancake and a crepe, or as I like to call it, a ‘pancrepe’.
I have fond childhood memories of Continue reading
As someone who has been gluten free for nearly 3 years, one of the most frequent questions I get is what I eat for breakfast. I guess this is understandable being that gluten seems to be the main constituent in so many people’s diets especially in the morning. After deliberating for some time, I realised that I have quite a few go to’s that are both quick and easy (2 of my favourite words). This is especially important for me now because I’ll be a working gal again after a long break and my morning hours will be even more precious.
On this particularly lovely weekend morning/afternoon Continue reading