I have a huge problem with writing. It’s a huge distraction from the rest of my life. The best writers were introverts, right? Burrowing away like hermits in horrible climates (extreme heat or cold are the best environments) and painstakingly digging away at their craft. The castoff papers piling up around them, the ashtray filling … More distraction is part of the process. (right?)
Six months ago, my husband was out of the country for a wedding and on a Saturday afternoon I invited a group of ladyfriends over to do some vision boarding. The email started with a disclaimer – “I know this may not be your thing, but hear me out…” and I was surprised when nearly … More those nonnegotiable parts of yourself – vision boarding
“6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person” is making the timely rounds on Facebook, and while it’s apparently been around since 2012 it’s actually my first time seeing it. And the timing could not be better. My family left last night after an incredible, whirlwindy week in Abu Dhabi and so I … More it’s time to grow some damn fruit
Christmas Eve, 2015. I’m writing on our balcony, drinking some coffee and eating pomegranate seeds waiting for my family to wake up. They flew in last night after nearly 24 hours of travel with a layover in Amsterdam. We had some late-night delivery Lebanese and talked about our itinerary for the week, jobs, neighbors back … More light expectations
The trouble with blogging is that it, like most living things, requires a lot of routine maintenance to keep it alive. The trouble with life is that the more you engage with it, the fewer moments you have for introspection. The trouble with keeping the same blog name and URL that you’ve had for seven … More It turns out I came here to live.
Thing to Write About #2 – (Completely Factual) A houseplant is dying. Tell it why it needs to live. There’s a plant in the corner of the living room that my fiance refers to as “Sad Plant.” It’s dying a slow, painful death, and I’ve done everything in my power to revive it. The linchpin of … More the defeatist brand of perfectionism
Between training for a marathon, working, planning a wedding, and being social, I’ve been finding it harder and harder to write. True writers will remark that all of this “busy-ness” is really a wonderful distraction to writing, which is probably true, but I also find that the busier I am, the happier I am, and the … More I surely could have bagged a more interesting set of problems