Forget About Sisterhood

Before going any further with this post, I want to say that I have been extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some very incredible women whom I am lucky to call my best friends. They are the people that have stood by me through thick and thin- and we have shared so many valuable memories…

My Top Posts From The 24th Project

Putting myself through a yearly challenge meant that I came out of it with over 400 posts. If you’ve read all of them, I’m really amazed because even I didn’t read everything that I put up here. Like I’ve said time and time again, it wasn’t easy and sometimes the posts weren’t the best, but…

A Year of Beyond Beirut

It’s February the second. Which means that I’ve completed the blogging challenge I set out to do myself. If you asked me when I first started out, I wouldn’t have been so sure that I was going to make it to today, having achieved my goal. But almost 400 posts and a fourth place ranking…

Getaway

January was hand-down the longest and most tiring month that I remember going through. Not even all the wedding planning and moving could compare to just how energy-draining the month was. At least back then, it felt like there was a greater purpose to fulfill. But January was just one routine day after the next,…

25

While I’ve never been big on birthdays, today marks the start of the second half of my twenties. It shouldn’t be that momentous but somehow it feels like it.  The celebrations this weekend have made it feel as so- and I’m not complaining. Maybe because I’m hoping that the next five years are full of…

Dining Out Vs. The Internet

I make no secret of my love for food, whether it’s home cooking, baking, or eating out. However, and excluding my daily meal posts which are more about tracking my improvement in the kitchen, I don’t write food or restaurant reviews. There are already excellent blogs and services that are a lot more qualified than…

Birthday Traditions New and Old

I love writing those little posts about Ahmad. I love seeing the smile on his face as he sits besides me and reads whatever I wrote. I’ve never really considered myself a romantic person but ever since I started this blog, it has been my way of documenting our relationship. I enjoy writing about our…

You’re Doing It Wrong

Sometimes, I don’t understand the society around me. A society where a woman who is going out to dinner with three other females finds it so urgent to get hair extensions, in addition to changing her whole (already overdone) makeup in record time. I won’t even get started on the outfit. I mean, who are…

A Typical Day in Lebanon

A typical day in Beirut is one that starts with a traffic jam so long and so insufferable, it starts at your front door and continues all the way to the workplace. Even the tunnels, which are meant to facilitate traffic and reduce congestion, are all backed up because there’s a traffic light at the…

On AUB Turning 150

It was inevitable that I would one day attend the American University of Beirut (AUB). Not only was my father an alumnus, and I grew up listening to his countless stories, but for ten years, I could see the campus from the school window. I truly consider myself among the fortunate few to have been fully orientated…

This Is Home

There is no greater feeling than returning home at the end of a long, cold day. This feeling of familiarity and comfort that hits the minute you enter through the door makes up, possibly, for all the issues one may have faced during the day. To know exactly where everything is and to have the…

About Blogging

Although the blog has been around since 2011, this iteration turns one next week. The purpose was to document a year of my life through daily posts, therefore forcing me to write something whether I had an idea or I didn’t. The reasoning behind what I called “The 24th Project” was that I loved writing…