Diary

Aayooba’s Diaries: A letter to 27

Reading time: 7 minutes Hello 27, Read the previous post It’s now time to say goodbye. Was it not only yesterday that we were doing that to 26? Oh right, that was some three hundred and sixty-something days ago. Indeed, it feels like no time has passed at all. Yet we both know so much has taken place since […]

Life

Tutorial hell: what does it look like?

Reading time: 3 minutes You’re never ready for what you have to do. You just do it. That makes you ready. – Flora Rheta Screiber I’ve been stuck in what they refer to as a tutorial hell for about a month. It’s when you can’t seem to get past the schooling phase of your learning journey. I haven’t always […]

Poetry

Halfway & Other poems

Reading time: < 1 minute Long time, no poetry! I was going through my old posts and I realized I hadn’t posted any poem in years. Can we imagine that?! Anyway, I decided then and there that I was going to switch it up for a minute. So, here are three poems that I’m sharing with you. I wrote Halfway […]

Life

Embracing the freedom of multifacetedness

Reading time: 4 minutes Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.) -Walt Whitman When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a pilot. To be fair, my parents wanted me to be one. If you ask me, I didn’t even know what pilots did then. I was perfectly […]

Life

On Friendships: Lessons from my Adaobis

Reading time: 4 minutes Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude. -Eric Allen More than half of my closest friends are first-born daughters. I call them my Adaobis (only in my head, […]