Running Away From It All

Read any article about running, and you’re bound to find all the advantages listed within the first paragraph or two. And I’ll admit, they drew me in at first:¬†the health benefits, the new companions, the opportunity to see Beirut from a different perspective. But those factors were so immediate, I feared that once their effect…

Healthy, Happy Me

It’s hard to believe but it’s true: it’s been almost one year since one ill-fated date night caused me to snap and come to the realization that I needed to do something about my weight. None of my clothes fit like they used to before. My confidence had severely dwindled to the point that the…

It’s September

And I don’t know how to feel. What seemed like ages away is suddenly creeping in on us, a handful of days left to go. What we had been planning for is going to take shape in just a few weeks. And I truly don’t know how to feel. There are those days when I…

Visa, Take Two

We knew when we applied for our European visas that the process would take a lot of time. Ahmad is Palestinian and his travel document is not sufficient so he would have to apply for an exceptional passport as it was called. The process would take around 2 months versus the 10 days it takes…

Cheerleader-OMI

I’m half-asleep and didn’t have any time at all during the day to brainstorm a post. But since I’ve been doing this one post a day thing for a couple of months now, I don’t want to break my streak. I once broke my one year long Duolingo streak and it was not pretty. I…

I’m Yours- Jason Mraz

There’s a lot on my mind lately- and plenty of my thoughts make excellent posts. But all my energy is drained and I can barely put together two words. Since it’s been a tough day at work, a day where I’ve done a lot of thinking about life and trying to make sense of all…

Happiness (in a Hospital)

I had the best sleep I’ve ever had in a long while last night. The kind of sleep where you wake up and think you’ve gone on for so long, but you actually have only slept for an hour. And yet you feel incredibly refreshed and ready to take on the world. And by taking…

Laughter (or Disconnecting)

Dear Self, I know you will roll your eyes when you see this. You always do when you read anything you’ve written in the past, especially when you’re not really thinking straight and are just throwing random words around, trying to fill up the page. See you’re doing that¬†right now! But allow me to write…

Being Happy

I was on Lebanese Blogs this morning just before the working day started, as I usually do everyday. One particular post caught my eye on Playing with Fashion: 10 Simple Things That Make Me Happy. I didn’t think much of it, just that it’s a super cute post that definitely made me happy reading it….

Valentine’s Day Mixtape

It’s a dark and gloomy day, we all know that. I woke up at my usual time, went into the kitchen to make my coffee and have some cornflakes and was greeted by this: Needless to say, I debated calling work and saying I’m not coming in but decided better go, big meeting today. Yesterday…