A loss that’s too deep
You wish you could never let go
Hold on, hold on tight!
Loss Tuesday, Oct 7 2014
A loss that’s too deep
Change Tuesday, Oct 7 2014
Change will always come
Not every change is welcomed
Time, stop! Stay the same
Desire Saturday, Aug 16 2014
Passing World Saturday, Aug 16 2014
Lebanon 2014 Sunday, Aug 10 2014
Photo Journal 17:30
3rd Anniversary!! Saturday, Jun 28 2014
This is An Artist at Heart‘s third anniversary. My baby is growing up. Awww! Yes I’m aware that I just referred to a virtual outlet as my baby, but it’s the truth. I’ve nurtured it and seen it grow over the years and it makes me proud of myself, as I will always be with every year that passes. While this year was less productive in terms of the actual progress of the blog, there is a reason behind that. As you’ve all seen, or at least those of you that have been fans of the blog for over a year, I graduated from college last year. And since then my life has been topsy-turvy. It’s common for most fresh graduates to not know what they want after graduation or what life would hand them. I was blessed, though, to find a job shortly after the summer was over.
Anyway with all that has been going on, I haven’t had much time or to be more accurate much inspiration to blog. In addition I’ve been working on some external writing projects that are currently a priority. Hopefully I will return to blogging on a more regular basis soon. So stay with me and bear with me. And here’s to another year to come.
Ranting X (Summer Heat) Wednesday, Jun 4 2014
This post is literally about the heat wave we have today in Cairo. It is over 45 degrees Celsius and I feel faint. The weather is dry and dusty and I can barely breath. I can’t wait to go home. The day is ending soon, so is this week! I want to sleep in air conditioning, that is the only thing I need right this second. Two and a half more weeks and the year will be over. Summer Vacation!!
The weather is intolerable. You’d think I hadn’t lived here my whole life; I’m speaking as I have never witnessed summer in Cairo. But it’s getter worse. People have been celebrating since last night, after the results of the presidential elections were announced. I’m not optimistic. People think the new president is our savior, but skeptical. I won’t believe the speeches and promises until I see actual results. For three and a half years people have been doing nothing but talking!
Anyway back to the weather. I would love a pool. Swimming is my favorite summer activity, which I get very little of. There’s nothing more refreshing than feeling the cool water against your hot skin. Actually I would prefer the beach. The sea is far more beautiful than any pool.
I have to go though. I might discuss this topic more later, or not.
Fictional Future Monday, Apr 21 2014
It’s no secret that I have always been a fan of fiction, be it as a written literary work or a motion picture. Delving into a world that is not real is appealing to me. While I enjoy more realistic fiction to fantasy or science-fiction, the fact the events have not and probably would not happen in reality is a comfort. I immerse myself in the character’s lives to the extent that I forget about my own life, which I guess is the whole point. However this is quite dangerous, because after a while you start to forget that you owe reality a lot.
It’s easy to escape from the worries and troubles and doubts that life hands you. But the more you run away the further you are from dealing with them. What I’m saying is not new; it has been said thousands of times. But I’m talking about myself, about how for the past year I ignored my future and pretended like it will sort itself out without me needing to do anything. I lost myself. For over a month now I’ve done something even worse, I put my passions aside. I stopped writing, stopped imagining, just stopped!
But I’m hoping all of this will change soon. I’m hoping that I will wake up and throw myself back into my work. Start creating again. I need to stop running away and start focusing on my future once more.
Song of the Week: Sara Bareilles – Brave
Ranting IX Thursday, Apr 3 2014
Today is Parent’s Day at work, which means I literally have no work to do. I work as a teaching assistant for Year 6. Not the best job in the world, but certainly better than most other jobs. I love the kids I work with and I want to kill some of them simultaneously, the teachers are sweet, I have a ton of vacations and I get home at a decent hour. So all in all not bad. That being said, I’m very BORED right now! So far I’m spending my day between chatting with some of the teachers, when they aren’t talking to parents, roaming around and sitting on the computer. It’s going to be a long, dull day, but I expected that.
I’m looking forward to this weekend; I’m doing MUN with my sister. She has a shortage in delegates and I’m experienced and really miss it. For anyone who doesn’t know what MUN is, it stands for Model United Nations. And it entails constructing a miniature version of several UN councils. After discussing certain topics for several weeks, the members are assigned delegations. They pose as representatives of their assigned countries during the conference, debate the topics and present a formally written resolutions in the end. As a whole the experience enhances one’s research and public speaking skills. Plus you learn a lot about current world issues and get to dress up in formal wear.
Once again, I AM BORED!!!!!