The Future

#20: Where do you want to be in 10 years?

I ask myself this all the time. Sort of. Well, it’s more like:

What the fuck am I doing with my life?
Where the fuck am I going to be in the near/late future?

Instead of telling you the typical overall hopes and dreams thing, I’m going to make it slightly more realistic and break it down in list-form (because I love lists). Similar to my previous bucket list list, these are the ten things I hope to accomplish (that are feasible) within the next ten or so years.

  1. TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) certificate
  2. Visit family in Lebanon.
  3. Travel to more than 5 places in the world.
  4. Survive my five to six years as  PhD candidate.
  5. Move out of my parents house and live alone or with friends.
  6. Find a stable job – that I actually like.
  7. Road-trip across Canada.
  8. Read a hundred books in a year.
  9. Start thinking about starting a family/getting married/buying a house.
  10. Continue working my ass off to earn everything that I’ve ever wanted (‘Cause you know, some of us don’t just get handed stuff that easily).




Look at this photograph

Day 8: An old photo of me.

There’s something about searching through old photographs that bring me a lot of memories. For me, photographs are like books. You collect them over the years, capture memories and beautiful moments and the hardest thing becomes letting go.

Do you keep the ones of people you don’t talk to anymore? What about people you hate? What about those awful ones your parent/sibling/whoever took of you when you looked like a zombie or monster? What about….(shall I go on?)

I had a hard time choosing just one and I might make a later post with some of my favorites, but for now, I’m choosing to share the one that in some ways still defines me today (my feature photo if you’re wondering).


Most things/people are bigger, taller and take up more space than I do.

I still like Legos – I basically play the online kind.

(They can also be my building blocks to success – never linear and always a work in progress)

Though I was probably forced to wear that skirt, I don’t mind them now that I am older.

Who doesn’t want a giant stuffed animal?

And for an added bonus, here’s a closeup of my cuteness.


Blogging Day 2

Twenty Facts about Me – Why is this so difficult?

  1. I am an only child – and no I’m not a spoiled brat, just a determined queen.
  2. I speak three languages fluently – English, French and Arabic.
  3. Meeting new people is something I look forward to doing.- I’m a social person.
  4. I am Canadian!
  5. Lebanese-Canadian.
  6. I like makeup – lots of makeup.
  7. I am a feminist – no I don’t hate men, and no I’m not a lesbian either.
  8. How do you put coffee in an IV bag? – or how about wine?
  9.  I might be a little sarcastic.
  10.  I love writing – obviously.
  11. Ironically, I’m shy about sharing my work.
  12.  I’m in a love-hate relationship with my internet.
  13. I love the outdoors – in the summer.
  14. I’m a closet nerd – I haven’t fully embraced it yet, but I’m working on it.
  15. Did I mention that I hate having to come up with twenty facts about myself for this thing? – who doesn’t?
  16. I’m working towards getting my PhD.
  17. My dream job is to be a professor at a college/university.
  18. I enjoy all things art.
  19. I’m easily distracted by things that sparkle or things that are out of the ordinary.
  20. My friend helped me come up with most of these things.

I’d like to get to know you better too. Tell me a random fact about yourself!