Last month marked ten years since my family picked up and moved across the world. We left our Illinois home and moved to Jordan where we lived for three years in what seemed like another world. Though I knew how … Continue reading
As I’m getting older, advancing in my studies for my future career, and meeting people who are crucial to my life, I am learning more about myself and the world, daily. I try to have a positive mindset, always, but sometimes I need to remove the rose-colored glasses to see the world for what it is so that I can live accordingly. I have been deeply hurt, particularly the past year, as I have studied and examined the injustices in the world. What hurts more is not that these injustices occur, but rather that millions of people around the globe do not care, or even know, about them. While some suffer an unimaginable suffering, others worry only about the fun things they will do tonight. It is our responsibility, as fellow residents of this earth and as humanity, to fight for justice, or at the very least acknowledge its absence.
There will always be uncertainty. Gone are the days when I am sure of exactly where my life will lead me. And that’s okay. That’s the beauty of this time. This age. My twenties. Alhamdulilah for that. And alhamdulilah for … Continue reading
I specifically remember my first day of high school as a puny, brace-faced punk. As I sat in my honors biology class, my teacher explained the importance of doing well in that class because my performance in high school would … Continue reading