To my future daughter part two

I also hope you learn to love. I hope you love and are loved so deeply. I read somewhere once that being deeply loved by someone gives you strength and loving someone gives you courage. I have learnt in my short life that these two qualities are very important and I hope you have them.…

To my future daughter 

On one hand, I hope you have a wonderful life. The best life possible. On the other hand, I also want you to have an imperfect life. A life filled with obstacles that you will learn to overcome. It might seem strange that I  would want something like that for someone I love so much…

To my younger self.

I know you are frightened. The world seems so big and everything seems to not be going well. You are a pessimist so you can only see the wrong side of things. You are sure you are the only strange one in school. You feel like a freak. You are extremely insecure. To make it…

Let go

I knew I had to end it but I'm not even sure if I believed myself. I knew it had become toxic to me but I guessed it would change. I was so sure of my life plan, I didn't want to be derailed. At 15, I made a life plan; to study public health,…

Change 

"You have changed" my friend said to me. I didn't immediately reply her. I left and went to think about it. However, I got caught up with life and forgot about it until it was night. As I laid on my bed, I thought it over. "Isn't change the whole point of living?". It would…

It’s not that bad

"Aleeyyah!" "Aleeyyah", my mum constantly calls me like that at least ten times a day. Sometimes it is to do random things that I'm sure she can do herself. Reluctantly, I answer her with the happiness in my mind that I'm leaving for university in a week. I knew it was going to be an…

Bare

I just remember a lot of thoughts flowing into my head and feeling like I was going to faint. I was in class so everyone thought I was going 'crazy'. My classmates ran to get the teacher because they were scared of me. In my head, I knew something was wrong with me and I…

Getting Older

When I was younger, I always wanted to be older. I did not like adults looking down on me. I just wanted to grow. The fact that I was a really tall child also didn't help. When people met me, they always thought I was older than I was. I loved it so much. I…

Am I dreaming?

What if this is just all one elaborate dream? I wonder if I am the only person that asks myself this question. I hope someone else does so i will know I am not crazy. The funny thing is that when this question comes to my head, I try to get it out by thinking…

The End of a Chapter…

Waking up this morning was strange; I could not believe it was my graduation. I am not someone who usually remembers the detail of everything but I usually remember how things made me feel. It was like I was punched by all the emotions and feelings I ever had during my five years in that…