It's amazing how reinforcing blogging can be. It reminds me of advice I used to read from "diet" experts about sharing your progress on social media: it holds you accountable. Notwithstanding my many reasons for arguing against this particular advice -- a) not everything needs to be on social media; b) perpetuation of the idea … Continue reading Sometimes what you really need is to talk to yourself — and blogging might be a socially acceptable way to do this.
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
After a co-worker mentioned yesterday that the weather this weekend would be great for a run, I told myself: "I gotta do it. Now or never." Inertia is strong within me. Unless I need to use the restroom or my stomach yells to me that it needs food, I can sit in one spot and … Continue reading Getting back into it
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?
Colourism. It's a word my good friend used the other day. I'm not the hippest when it comes to 21st century nomenclature; but as a concept, it's something I'm very familiar with and have been a subject of. It's been on my mind this week, particularly today. When I was younger, I knew I was … Continue reading On Internalized Colourism