Real Talk

*Deep breath* I've been going back and forth about posting this for days now and I'm annoying myself. It needs to be said. I'm worried that people will misunderstand and be offended but... it needs to be said. So Bismillah and here we go: Writing is exhausting. There, I said it. It’s draining and hard … Continue reading Real Talk

Managing Expectations

It's been ages since I've written a blog post. It feels like my life's been consumed by writing fiction these days and I pour all my attention into capturing the many emotions of the characters in my books and I don't have the energy to articulate my own - I haven't journaled in months. Now, … Continue reading Managing Expectations

Suicide

This tweet is what motivated me to write the following piece. I did not click and read the article - as I write this I have still not read it, mostly because I'm a little afraid of the emotion it's going to invoke in me when I finally do read it. https://twitter.com/PatheosMuslim/status/1005139926176890885   Very often, … Continue reading Suicide

Clean Breaks

It’s late. I have a thousand things to do. I don’t really have time to dwell on the past. But that’s the funny thing about being human – we have precious little control over anything at all. Maybe that’s why we try so hard to find or make that control for ourselves.   I enjoy … Continue reading Clean Breaks

Staying True

How do you balance it? How do you make sure that you’re not harming or offending people and still being true to yourself? How do you listen to good advice and well meaning mentors but not give up on things that are important to you? How do you stay true to yourself? It gets harder … Continue reading Staying True