On hope

Man, I don’t know if Ellen DeGeneres knows this. But I hope she does.

This woman is so great beyond measures. Someone who suffered a lot in her life, and came out this strong, this inspiring, and now she is helping  millions to get over life everyday, just by spreading hope and happiness. Continue reading “On hope”


I’ve decided to share a personal thought today. I know I have been mad.. for quite some time now. I’ve been mad at how life is unfair to good people. I have been mad at how our dreams got completely shattered in front of us. I have been mad at plans not working out no matter how you try.

I have been mad for quite some time, that I forgot that there are really countless things to be grateful for in this life. Yes, you have to always remember that there is still so much to do, that you still want to work hard in order to make an impact in this miserable world. But despite all this, you have to stop and reflect from time to time. You have to remember that working hard pays off sometimes. You have to reflect on where you stand now, and be proud of yourself.

Don’t lose being modest; don’t let the materialistic world change you into a person that you won’t like. But love and appreciate yourself for who you are. For all the flaws and virtues. For all the ups & downs. For all the stubbornness and the irrational desire for independence, and for all the transitional phases and the changes. Love yourself for who you were before and who you are at the moment, and who you want to be tomorrow.

In short, today I realized that I have been harsh on myself more than anybody else for a while, so I decided to give myself a break, and it was okay. It was fine. 🙂

Good night.


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There are two objectives behind this blog post:

1- to write a +400 words piece of self-expression (haven’t done that in a while).

2- to give you a hint of what anxiety feels like (from an unprofessional point of view).

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18 مايو – شئ سخيف

بقالي فترة مكتبتش حاجة بالعربي… في الحقيقة، انا بحاول بشكل مستمر ارجع اكتب رغم اني في نفس الوقت مش عايزة اكتب.

ليه؟ عشان لما بارجع اقرا اللي بكتبه بيضايقني.. هيفيد بإيه اقعد اكتب ف كلام محبط وحزين وسوداوي..

في البلوج القديم كنت بكتب بغرض التوثيق أكتر من أي هدف تاني. كنت حابة اسجّل افكاري وتطور شخصيتي ف وقت معين كنت شايفاه تاريخي وحيوي بالنسبالي وبالنسبالنا كلنا.

دلوقتي هكتب عن ايه؟

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6 May

Hey there,

I couldn’t write the past couple of days.. but here I am 🙂

Lying back during my weekend. Feeling refreshed despite all. I started watching GoT since yesterday.. wanted to see what the fuss is all about. I know I’m going to be hated for it but I really couldn’t connect much with its characters. This isn’t my type of series but I would still continue to watch it.

I don’t want to continue blogging sad dramatic thoughts as usual, so I will try to keep it short, and to concentrate on the positive.

I do realize that there are many things I should be grateful to have in life.. things that might go unnoticed. I also realize that returning to trust people was one of the best decisions I have made. Yes, some might betray your trust, and it will hurt. But this shouldn’t come in the way of having empathy, and investing in others.

Life will still be full of ups and downs. And there is a high probability that this is only the beginning. I do realize that you worry that you are getting older, and that you are waiting for your high accomplishments. But please be patient. It is very needed at these hard times.

2 May “Salma Out”

Yes, my body hates  me today.

My whole back hurts because of the Zumba yesterday may be. Glad I’m back to the gym  though. I still hate those lazy grumpy trainers but I won’t let their attitude let me down this time.

Today wasn’t bad. I met friends and wandered in  downtown. The weather  was breezy and fine, and the roads were enjoyably empty. It’s always that time of the year when I wish that Cairo would stay this clear of people. You won’t hate it so badly like now if  it was like this everyday.

After some reflections, I like that I’m not playing games at myself anymore. I know what I don’t want this time, and I’m beginning to form an unclear idea about how to get what I want. I’m sure that with more effort it will start to get clearer.

If there is something I’ve learnt this week, is that no matter how many times I have lost confidence in myself, deep down I know I’m worth a life full of serendipity and love. I know that I’m worth of respect. And that I need to continue fighting for it.

And now back to reality …..