I just got back from a 10-day trip to Turkey two days ago. Ramadan will begin this evening for us (we follow the calculations where I live). I am ready, even though I have not done anything to prepare for it. I never do, to be honest. But I do feel differently than I did … Continue reading In a liminal space…
I think I need to change the title of this blog to "Cake & Cows... & Insomnia." It doesn't quite have that same ring to it. But alas! The thing is: I can't say "No" to cake, especially when it was made by a trained baker, who also happens to be a friend, and is … Continue reading Insomnia, are you here to stay?
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 things I have learned in organizing public programs is that you have to be willing to let go of your reasons for starting the project. When I discovered there was some push back against one of my core reasons for starting this particular project, I was reminded of the lesson I learned … Continue reading Anxiety and insomnia never were a good mix.
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