When a new year arrives, we tend to pretend we want to change things, ourselves and our lives. But then we forget again and leave it off to the next year. We make plans to do good things and get out of our bad habits, eat more healthy food rather than junk food, help more people, and all sorts of things. Some of them we might actually do, but others are forgotten as always. Whenever we can, we try to find different excuses to do things later rather than now. We don’t know that later is really right now!
The first thing I think about when I wake up is coffee. I love the smell, but I mostly love the comfort it provides. It makes me forget what is happening in the outside world. It makes me feel okay. It reminds me that I am alive and that I have a lot to be thankful for. During the day, I edit web content. At night and on weekends, I sing and jam with a guitarist. And somewhere in between the day, I write. I write about my immigration to the States as a child. I write about my father growing older and my fear of losing him. I write about the common loss immigrants share. What I would like to achieve mostly is to become a better person. I like to help make the world a better place. I am bothered by poverty and homelessness. I am bothered by inequality. As a woman growing up in the Middle East, I naturally became a feminist. I care about women's rights, their ability to voice their thoughts, to sing freely. I love connecting to people. I love hearing their stories. If you have an idea for something I could write or something I can do to help, or if you need music for a small gathering, please message me. View all posts by Elle