Cliché! But it’s okay not to be okay

Let me explain, but before I do that, HELLO!! Guess who’s back to do some more talking. First and foremost, my sincere apologies for being so inactive for all these months. Why am I apologising, geez I have no clue! Anyways, I’m glad that I’m back for good. Before I get into that big chunky thing you are about to read, I do want to thank everyone who sent through their ideas on topics they would like me to write about in the coming days, weeks, months (hopefully I won’t zone out again).

On a very irrelevant note though, I had honestly prepared blog posts for Nawroz and Eid, but somehow never ended up posting it. A lot of reasons why, I guess the biggest one would be the fact that I was very unsure. Unsure of what? I have no clue (messed up mindset back in the days). For the longest time ever, I know that I haven’t been myself for a long period of time. I’ve had times where I was going through some really tough moments. Especially in the first few months of the year. I don’t even know how to explain, it’s like that moment where you feel like everything is turning against you and you just can’t do much about it. Legit in all aspects of life. Whether that be family issues, friendship, relationship, situation-ships, studies, work or just anything in general. I consider myself quite fortunate to have had (still have) such amazing people around me who would continuously check in if I’m ok. I swear I’ve had times where I felt like quitting everything and legit running away from all the mess and sort of wanting to start a fresh life somewhere in the farms. Away from all the ongoing chaos. But thanks to the people who are always there to support me through thick & thin (So much love for you guys) I’ve managed to learn how to deal with such situations…. gradually. Well at least for now, I think I have.

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Five Minutes Later… ‘Yeh Mausam Ki Baarish’

But you know what the sad thing is, a lot of people out there, unfortunately, don’t have that kind of support some of us have. I don’t think I even need to address the percentage of people that most likely have depression or are going through a mental health issue. A high fraction of the population (especially in the Middle Eastern and Afghan communities) cannot even express themselves to others around them because of the fear that their struggle with mental health is un-welcomed and thus, unworthy of attention. This fear usually arises from underlying questions that roam around our minds non-stop, “what are they going to think of me, I’ll be judged, I’ll lose them, I’ll be ridiculed, I’ll shame those around me, etc. etc.” Not to say that I’ve had depression before, I do know that I’ve had at least if not some sort high levels of anxiety or something on those lines. I remember my friends asking me to see a specialist. I wanted to, I tried a lot to go see one. But I never went, I was scared. For the exact same reasons as everyone else was and is refraining from seeking professional help. So here I am sharing this with you all. So why now? Continue reading “Cliché! But it’s okay not to be okay”

My lala’s Big day | Afghan style wedding

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About time we familiarise ourselves with traditional/contemporary Afghan weddings and how it’s done. About just over a month ago, on the 11th of January 2018, my lala a.k.a my brother got married to the love of his life. So cheesy, I’ll stop here! So cruise along and let’s see how Afghan weddings are done. Simple/complicated/fun, that’s something you can decide after reading this post.

Note: Before reading the post, I should mention that not all Afghan weddings are the same. Different cultural groups within Afghanistan celebrate their wedding in different styles and traditions. Also, not all wedding events are traditional to the Afghan culture, some have been adopted from other cultures across the globe. Continue reading “My lala’s Big day | Afghan style wedding”

Life in a second

Well hello there 👋 look where life has taken us! Actually thinking about it, life is pretty funny, isn’t it? One minute your world looks like its working, next minute, its all crumbling down. Yesterday I was wondering what the heck I was doing with my life, today I feel like I’ve got my shit together, and honestly, I can’t even predict tomorrow. How will it be?

Surprise surprise!! life ALWAYS has a BIG damn question mark at the end of it. Doesn’t it?  But then seriously, I know this sounds crazy, even more crazy that I’m saying or practically writing this as my first blog post. Why is life so mysterious? I don’t like surprises!! Just give me my life book already.

Uni Adelaide

Spring on its way

Well any who! btw, that’s just a slang I picked up from my little sister. ‘Any who’, I guess it’s just a  new shortcut for saying ‘ok, let’s move on to the next topic’. Back to the story, never attended Harvard, so I definitely wouldn’t understand life’s philosophy! But what I do know, is that life at the same time is extremely fascinating! Its sad that our time on this earth is so limited for us to experience, explore, and just simply admire the beauty around us. Like can we extend the human life to two-hundred years minimum please? Continue reading “Life in a second”