The nonexistence of the male figure in any woman’s life does not mean her life is uneventful as women are fully entitled to choose with whom to share her life with no tutelage or discrimination. I, myself, enjoy the spirituality of my religion and how it makes me unworldly and content, but this would never be an excuse for men to have the upper hand over everything in our lives. Religions exist in order to eradicate any fallacies regarding gender and segregation! Now, with all this disruptive technology, The majority falsely believe in religious standpoints which are overlaid with customs and unprecedented ignorance. We, women, thrive to do better and be more! #happywomensday
When one whole human being meets another whole human being, there is no antagonism. Even if there is difference, there is respect, because the wholeness of one is not in conflict with the wholeness of the other
What has happened in Turkey and Syria reminds me how fleeting and unpredictable this life is! For someone who is based in Egypt witnessed the revolutions and its repercussions such as insecurity, crackdowns, and gory scenes, I thought there would never be any harsher thing to experience in this life but I was mistaken. A five-minute shake was enough to turn everything upside down and erase life away from those places. I thought the current situation with the unprecedented inflation rate in Egypt was the most difficult thing could ordinary people experience. I, myself, think cautiously when I buy necessary things from the market. It is unimaginable how exorbitant prices are with more than 100% inflation rate and with the same meagre salaries (most of us barely earn 100usd monthly).
My heart goes out to Turkish and Syrian people for this calamity. I feel the Earth is retaliating and punishing us for choosing to be transgressors, imperialists, greedy, double-faced, hyperbolic, and bloodsuckers. Sometimes, I feel nothing towards my people other than sympathy. Ignorance and poverty snatch humanity away from us and they beget nothing but violence, barbarians who swoop down over vulnerable people, and arbitrary. I feel the whole world is on the verge of collapse and maybe we are too late to heed lessons. Sorry for being pessimistic about the future, but it is already blurry and gloomy!
Yesterday I received the rejection mail from the chevening scholarship. I thought I submitted a good application with well-written essays, but apparently, they were not good enough to stand out among thousands of applicants. Surprisingly, I did not feel sad or disappointed, but rather determined to work on my skills, study more for CFA, and maybe retake IELTS with goal 8! I am grateful for being different from the mass of people in my periphery, but I realized this was not enough to study at one of the top 20 universities in the globe. Again there is more time into the cocoon dwelling there active not lying dormant. I feel I have not much time to waste on unnecessary things. I should work hard on what I already have and make some progress here before reaching milestones. The journey to success would never be easy or smooth. There should be obstacles, times of failures, and people who insist on my high expectations Vs my humble capabilities and education according to their standpoint. We will see what kind of surprises the cosmos might bring about to help me achieve my goals and dreams. I believe they are not wishful thinking and they will come true someday.
After a few hours I will welcome a new year in my life. Despite the blurry projections of the future due to the current plight and the exorbitant prices, I am looking forward to experiencing a better off tomorrow. I always learn good lessons even from the worst people I had to afford in the last years. Hopefully, the upcoming year will bestow me with like-minded people, rewards, and more contentment for what I already have. I am grateful for being a magnanimous learner through the last decade and ready to share and experience firsthand what I have learnt. Self-development is a must as ignorance and stagnation beget nothing other than hatred and parochialism.
Another currency floating happened this morning moving the EGP from 24.7 to 26.7. I feel paraplegic unable to project the future or how starving most of us will be. Everyone in a position is held accountable for this plight and the humanitarian crisis we all face now. It was indeed our slogan “Bread, Freedom, and Social justice” in January 2011 not to get to the verge of destruction, not to transgress asking for food or out of fear of death. Despotism begets nothing but anger and justice from the mobs.
The situation is unbearable in Egypt now. I am not selfish but deep down I don’t care much about saving money or making calculations for tomorrow as I feel I will not stay much here. I feel grateful for the last decade for being a firm guru allowing me to gain more knowledge and master another language. For their veneer as an insurmountable hindrance to a blessing to another gate. My people are reliant on the relics of our ancestors bragging all the time of lineage, but life does not tarry with yesterday and today what matters only. Education illuminates us and helps us make a living not the opposite. Glad for snatching myself away from ignorance, parochialism, and laziness.
I wish you a very happy new year full of prosperity and happiness. There is still much time ahead of us to learn and develop ourselves. The current financial plight results in many who cannot make ends meet including my people (The Egyptians), but we are hoping for a better tomorrow with exertion and dedication. All the best in every endeavour insha’Allah and let this year be fulfilling and filled with lots of milestones.
I received this yesterday from a dear friend and she made my day by such a spiritual surprise! these supplications are wishes for the upcoming years after unforgettable hardships and afflictions. I hope 2023 will be generous with me and bestow me with everything I am longing for even the farfetched ones. I am glad for learning lessons and understanding the benefits of deferral. The later dreams come true, the better opportunities we get as we grow by time and exertion. Make use of everything and opportunities will pop up out of the blue to reward us.
He will give you something better than what was taken from you.
Yesterday I submitted my application to study Finance MSc at the university of Edinburgh. Well, I wouldn’t deny my effort or exertion to learn, take exams, and pass them. However, getting to this point was impossible then. I am in the mode of let’s see how much my efforts will pay off. It’s the first time in my life I feel relieved before knowing the results and it is not easy to get there at all. Once I have decided to make the change, endure people’s dirt in front of my face, eschew ignorance, accept being an outcast in my close circle of friends and acquaintances, and persist. Making choices is by far easy, but executing them is an epoch full of lessons.
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.