Confidence is attractive, I've been told by Mr. Rafia several times, especially during the times when I feel particularly unconfident (don't give me that squiggly red line, Chrome! Meriam Webster says it's a word!). As soon as you reveal to others how unconfident you are, it leaves you vulnerable... and not in a good way.… Continue reading This week has been — and will most likely continue to be — a lesson in tawakkul
One of the most beautiful things in life is proving -- not others -- but yourself wrong. I guess you could say I've done this before, in tiny spurts, but something feels different now. Are these the post-Hajj blessings? Perhaps. It's not in spiritual matters, so I can't know for sure. Although, that doesn't mean… Continue reading Becoming whom I never thought I could be
It's been a while since I've done this, sipping my morning chai as I type away. I'm not really sure how to start blogging again after my month's hiatus. But I know that I cannot without at least attempting to give the previous month its due. Eid began yesterday. Ramadan is officially over. It feels… Continue reading Where do we go from here?
You know, when you start a project, you want it to go well. (Um, why would you start one hoping to fail, Rafia?) I know failure's a fact of life, but no one ever starts a project with the intention of failing. When things, however, don't go according to plan - and you're answerable to… Continue reading My ‘Duh’ Epiphany of the Day: Making Decisions is Hard for An Indecisive Planner
For the past week or so, I've been feeling super overwhelmed and inundated, as my previous post should have made rather clear. I go through these cycles in my life when all the demands seem too much for me to handle. It could be my perfectionism, my fear of failure... With respect to failure: What… Continue reading Note to self: It will be okay