Surprise!!

Yup! That’s what life would always do to you. Surprises! Plan all you want, if you are lucky enough most of your plans will go as you want but not all of them.

Today, I was watching a show that the actor said something that is so true. He said that life is a big test, therefore, whatever you think is your next step or that what you is the truth. Well, the truth has two faces and your next step might not be the next step you know. However, it’s all a test, and if you failed life’s test, gave up easily, then may you find the help you need.

On the other hand, if you just were patient and thought that test through, maybe you can crack it and reach your hopes. Just know one thing. Most of the time what life plans for you, and if you were successful to it’s test as I mentioned above, the result might be even better than what you had in mind.

Just go with the flow.

Mostly it will be a hard test, be prepared. Be prepared to not lose, not lose that battle to life. You are a champion, we are all. That might seem a bit clichΓ© but it’s a truth that we always forget. Look at the bigger picture, always look towards the end, the horizon not underneath your feet. Or at least don’t look below you feet for too long until you lose it.

Life has prepared me a lot of surprises these days. Completely the opposite of what I had in mind, not so good surprises even. However, I know that if I gave up now I know I will never be able to make plans anymore. Moreover, I am trying to get as much benefit of these surprises. Trying to be as optimistic as I can. Because the only one who can help me now, is me.

I hope life bring you happy surprises though :D.

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

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Time passes, wish it would fly

A year ago, I had dreams. Big dreams, somehow unrealistic one even. However, I always had a complete faith in me. I knew that one day I might reach those dreams. But now, I don’t know.

I mean everyday I wake up, I cross my fingers that it’s going to be a good one. A day that I will do something extra, something that will restore that faith in my dreams back again. Just as I walk out from the door, my hopes hit the ground again.

The people I used to laugh with, talk to or even share simple, pure moments with, are no longer there. They are there but we say hellos and byes like strangers now. That if we even came to say them. I think I lost my track but did I? I started double thinking and doubting everything in my life again. Every choice I made. Just it’s too late for me to doubt anything now. People are hoping big of me but in fact I am hoping bigger.

All I dreamed of that all the years of pain, and hard working would finally pay. Pay as much as I worked for them. I think that’s fair, isn’t it? I really wish they would one day.

But after all of that I still have faith, it might have decreased but I still do and I am always trying to keep that way. I don’t want to waste all of my faith in seeing what other faithless people do. Spiteful person, or liar or even the stranger who ones were the nearest to me are no longer there, will never pull me down to the bottom. Even if they did, remember that always the bottom is the least you can get, the only way left for you to go by then is up.

It all depends on you. Do you want to stay at the bottom, or rise?

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Araf

Sometimes I wish I would just lay in bed all day. Just listen to music, read books, I don’t just stay away from life, from people and everything. Like i want a holiday from the world.

I’ve been feeling that a lot lately. Sometimes I just want to be out all day and enjoy my life by doing whatever I feel like. Here’s the trick, tho. I can’t do both. My life isn’t that easy to just do whatever I want and go outside or complicated enough that makes me stay in bed all day. It’s like I am somewhere between heaven and hell.

Sometimes I wonder how would it be to be in heaven, like the simplest life ever there can be. Or at least simpler than this. Just like the movies we see, you know. Sometimes I wonder how would it be like to be in the hell of life. Always on the fire line, on the run. The harshest life there ever. Other times, I think if I would wish the life I am living if I were in both sides, simple or harsh life.

Some days I feel like I am just in track, I know what exactly I am doing and where to go. Other days, I am just in “Araf”. I was watching a tv show the past day and a quote caught my attention. The quote said:

“Araf is to stay in between. Darkness and light, love and hatred, mind and madness, death and life, right and wrong, good and evil is to stay between.

I wanted to write this blog to let who is feeling the same like me now, that they are not alone. Also that as we are in such a place now, soon our visions will get clearer, our hearts will know their destinations and our mind will no longer know stay lost. Just patience, hard to ask but only patience, positivity and looking forward what can help us to get out of this. πŸ™‚

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Rain, sun, repeat.

In my country, spring is like life. You can’t know when is it going to rain or the sun is going to shine.

Just like life. You get dressed, put a smile on your face and step out of your house wishing for a good day ahead of you. But then you come back home with the smile faded and just wish that you would let go of all what happened that day. Other days, you wake up cursing that day, that time, and you get dressed and go yurt because you have to. Then the day surprises you! And you return back home wishing to never let go of that day’s memories and sleep with the biggest smile on your face. Just like the weather here. Some days are rainy and blue but other are sunny and warm.

We can’t have sunny days all the time. I know you wish we did, but imagine with me. We are happy everyday, a day will come that we badly wanna cry, scream, get angry. At least now if your life is not going that sunshiny, you can always wish for those day. Instead of having a sunshiny life and wishing for rainy days.

My point is that bad and good days are what make our life has a meaning, what makes our life not boring or meaningless in fact. Like if you kept watching happy movies all the time or sad ones. Eventually, one day you will be done with it. Therefore, just praise the days we live and always keep hoping for sunshiny days. πŸ˜‰

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Fed up yet?

We all have that person who makes you help him with their job/assignment and guess what! They don’t even remember you on normal bases. You are their favorite when a deadline is coming up or exams are just around the corner. There is that other type that uses you for who you are, like money, connections, intelligence and the worst part? They show that they care about you even though they are using you.

Those exactly the type of people who you always have the urge to punch them in the face. However, you don’t and mostly you end up doing what they wanted in the first place. I mean I am even mad writing about them, that my typing speed is faster than light now.

I know they are annoying, but they exist and they are not going to go away any time soon. It doesn’t matter how much you try to build your walls or make your boarders clear, they find their way e-v-e-r-y t-i-m-e. Therefore, don’t bother, just find a way to keep them within the space you want them to be.

I mean sometimes they actually need the help and it’s not affecting you, then so what. Helping is good, but not always though. In other words, just help when you can and when you can’t or will affect you then simply and politely just refuse. Some don’t understand words, right?! No problem! We are going to let them understand. Turn them down once, twice, probably they will catch up on the idea that you can’t or not able to help them. If after all of that they are still showing “disrespect” then unfortunately, their hearts might be a little broken. Just be brave and say it! Though try saying it in a good way. πŸ˜€

I know, not helping is a bad thing but sometimes, there are people who don’t need help but still they want to know what you got. Like that guy in college that would get straight As but still asks you about the answers of questions that he already knows, just to know what you got extra. Those are not help, that’s called time wasting. Instead, you could use that time to help someone who is really in need of help, like yourself or that other guy in the same class who really tries his best to learn the lesson but he can’t just keep up with the professor.

That was a long one, but at the end I hope I could show my idea in the best meaning of it. Some people really deserve to be helped and allowed in our lives. On the other hand, unfortunately, some don’t, they would just cause troubles more than anything. And my point here is to keep them away, for your own and everybody around you who you care about’s sake.

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

A dose of keeping up

Do you ever get the feeling that you want to just disappear to thin air?! Like you never existed or as if this whole life is just a dream/nightmare and you wake up into an easier life or more of an adrenaline rushed one? Just starting from the top. I do, and every night.

Lately, life hasn’t been going anyway easier or less complicated if even it’s passing by. Today is like tomorrow just like yesterday but with more stress, deadlines or troubles. It’s even hard to tell the days sometimes. C’est la vie!

However, when you think it can never go anywhere past this, you find it coming your way as fast as it can. Troubles of life I mean. But after all, a night out with your friends or family, a movie night with your boyfriend/girlfriend, or a nice book with a cup of your favorite drink and the best music would actually feel worthy after all the bad, weird days you pass. Although good times go by so fast, it’s sweet memories won’t fade.

Sometimes you hit rock bottom, but just remember that when you do that’s when it’s the least you can get and it will be the time to rise. And remember, most people are incredibly talented at dragging you down or turning their backs or even better! Stab you in the back. Again, c’est la vie! I like a quote from Harvey Specter , Suits The Tv show. He said ” Let them hate. Just make sure they spell your name right.” In fact, let them hate! Better than loving you in your face and hating you behind your back. People who care about you are the ones who you will find by your side at the hardest times. Not the ones who remember you when it’s their benefit or to spend good time with you. They are the ones who want to be next to you at your hardest times. If you found the person, then lucky you!

I know that all of that is nothing new, I might have even said those words a lot in many of my previous blogs. But, an extra dose to make us keep up with life isn’t bad after all. Right?!

Remember, you are a magnificent weirdo just like me, and people like us are rare to find πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

One wish

If while shopping for the new year’s you passed by an antique shop and found an old lamp that you liked, then you bought it. After going home you tried to clean the dust on it and a genie came out of the lamp and asked you to wish one wish, only one. What would you wish?

(P.S. wishing to have more than one wish is not allowed πŸ˜€ )

For me, I would wish to relive all the moments of happiness that I lived for my first things, like my first mobile phone, yeah I am old enough that when i was a child mobile phones weren’t that easy to get one as a child, or my first big toy or my first trip with my family, or my first time I went to the beach. More and more, countless moments that as I grew up, they started to fad. the feeling for anything new meant a new start that would mean more responsibility or actually being an adult. Like my first day at university. I got the university I want, I was so happy but then I remembered that it’s just the start for something bigger. Life would never be easy as it used to be.

But the saddest part? That somehow with all the stress or new planning for life ahead I forgot along how to be that happy. Purely happy, just like a child. True, I learned how to be differently happy like learning new things or even being behind the wheel for the first time, yeah I like cars. That’s a different kind of happiness, maybe adulthood happiness, the one that comes with it’s worried or danger. It felt and tasted differently but never like the careless happiness of childhood.

What are you wishes? Share them below in the comments, maybe you can find you wish-mate.

Happy New Year Everyone! Wish this year brings you that happiness, success that you want and get you closer with who you love.

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Praise your ideas

Having different thoughts and ideas doesn’t require to be liked by everyone. Your ideas are your secret weapons, you have them but you don’t know how they work.

Those ideas and thoughts can be awesome or destructive but you don’t know. By the human nature we just believe that we are right Β all the way. But are we actually right? Going through life meeting different people and different minds on the way made me learn much about the human mind. From what I experienced is that who holds for their ideas are either hiding a proof for being so true or they know nothing and they just support what they are told to support, maybe brainwashed. This type of people are never going to go places. In other words, who are going to believe you if you can’t prove it?

Therefore, praise your ideas! You owe people an explanation but they are free to take it or not, same is you. Never be forced for an opinion or an idea unless it can cause such a crisis. That includes the ideas of a person you like or love. Not because you are best friend with someone or dating that person you should agree to everything they say. They are not laws or god’s words and if they don’t respect that then they don’t deserve your respect or admiration too.

Being different can be a blessing or a curse, the key is in choosing what you want it to be. Be the person who would be proud of when you see his/her reflection in the mirror. That very moment when you realize who you want to be and who you are is the moment when your ideas an take you places. Just free them like doves. Let them fly high and achieve what can make our world a better place, your world.

Remember those words Be Who You Are And Praise Yourself

What ideas you have that took you places and made your world better?

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!

Did you open your gifts or not?? What did you get?? I hope it’s what you wished for πŸ˜€

In my opinion, what’s more valuable than the gift is being surrounded by the people you love, remembering the epic moments of the year, catching up with each other, laughing That’s what feasts are for, right??

More importantly, is forgiving. Pick up your phone right now or laptop and contact that person who had a fight with and start a new year with love not hate. And don’t worry that won’t show your weakness as people say, believe me that will show you big heart letting others respecting you. Make sure that when you and everyone gather around the tree that non is upset from you or have some kind of hate so you can start a new clean year full of love and blessings.

Can you do me a favor please?! Don’t play sad songs in Christmas time please! Look, if you broke up with someone or lost someone close to you, either move on or call them right away for a second chance. But don’t regret anything with the start of the year. If you want something or someone do your best and get it/him before it’s too late.

One more thing, tell everyone that you love him, appreciate the moment with them, non knows what the future holds for us. Remember hugging everyone before you go. Wish for the best! Don’t wish something from anger and end up like Kelvin in Home alone, every year he wishes to have a holiday alone and his wish come true πŸ˜€ . Even if you got into a fight with someone at the time just end it and end it in a hug not a punch in the face πŸ˜€

OH! I almost forgot! Look there is something that I hate so much and I am sure you guys also hate, but I found a solution for it that might help you as well. It’s when you are surround with family and everyone is saying their achievements and everyone is blaming you for like not getting married yet or not getting a higher job or whatever. Don’t be upset, but instead remark any achievement you did and proud of and point it out.It doesn’t matter how small or big it is, it’s off course something remarkable and needs to be said!

That blog actually is longer than it should be right?? ANYWAY! I wish you luck if you are bringing your BF/GF this holiday πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ I also wish the best of luck for meeting the family πŸ™‚ i hope you enjoyed this blog and gave you some piece of excitement for the holiday! πŸ˜€

MERRY CHRISTMAS Β !!!! πŸ˜€

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Be easy and enjoy the moment (Tips & Hacks)

Hey everyone! Sorry for not posting lately but it has been so hard to find time for myself actually.

Most of us care so much about their image and how do they look more than how do they feel. For example, I know people who can actually carry a full bag of clothes, make up or whatever to get ready for a hang out after school or work. Well, I find that cool actually but it takes time so if you have an hour to enjoy after this all you have like 30 minutes. Not to mention, the rush and stress which makes the joy fades. So! I tried to be naturally on the fleek for the last couple days. Here is what I did:

1. Make sure my hair is as nice as it can be either by a sleeping routine hairstyle or using heating hairstyles that lasts for sometime.

2. Have masks or a programe of skin care which keeps the skin most of the time if not always glowing and fresh with the use of a good soap in the morning that matchs your skin type

3. For me I never cared for the clothes part actually because I always tried my best to have the best style I can by noticing other people fashion and making it as simple and it can for me. But a piece of advise, if what you wear is comfortable and chick in your eyes with some confident, you will be a runway model. So always make sure that even in uniforms you look the best you can.

4. Enjoy it! You saw yourself in the mirror this morning. Liked yourself till admiration, don’t bother again unless there is something really wrong that you need to check it. 

Don’t let anything stop you ! You have a unique magic that god gave you that gave to no one. We are different in different ways. Show your magic! 

So! What do you think about the tips ? Are you going to follow any πŸ˜€ ? Do you have any of yours ? Comment below maybe it can help me as well πŸ˜€ 

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx