Life: The adventure

When do we get to call our lives an adventure?

When do we have that story to tell?

What defines the kind of person you are?

These questions will trigger within us a way to reach that certain memory, through the feelings we get from a certain event, where we got to be excited, where we felt passion, fear, or/and happiness.

That is what our subconscious define as an adventure. It’s like standing far away on top of a diving platform, looking down at a swimming pool, feeling all scared and hesitating… But once you leap, you get this very unique mixture of fear and enjoyment, followed by moments of happiness.

That’s how life should be, a platform to leap from, with mixture of emotions through our paths, and in the end, we get to land on our goals, and feel the joy of our journey, whether it is going high up for a parachute jump, or going down on one knee for that special someone, both are leaps toward an adventure.

So be happy, and pursue that something, or someone to leap to, or to leap away from, for sometimes, you need to start a new adventure, a new life. Have faith, and realize that you can have many lives in this so called one life, many lives, and many adventures.

A new award for my blog

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The rules:

1]  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2]  List seven random things about yourself.

3]  Nominate fifteen other blogs.

4]  Notify the fifteen nominees.

5]  Put the award logo on your blog.

 

 

 

My sincere gratitude  goes for the kind blogger, and fellow writer Alice Brook for nominating me and my blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I hope all the best for her and for all our fellow bloggers who shared and still share their fragments of the art’s soul through the digital world.

I have listed seven facts about me when I was nominated first for The One Lovely Blog Award . So now I’ll be sharing some new random stuff about me.

1- For almost 4 years, I weighed 135 Kilos. I’m 82 Kilos now.

2- I’m not a vegetarian, but I’m a tree huger.

3- I used to be a swim champion, butterfly stroke was my specialty.

4- Because I’m always lost with my thoughts, my world seems strange sometimes.

5- I fall in love easily, but I still can’t imagine my self getting married.

6- My favorite place in the world is the beach.

7- I ran away from home when I was 5 years old… during the gulf war… in Kuwait… 🙂

Here are the bloggers I would like to nominate, some for the second time:-
1- http://stephaniesaye.com/: Author of the book Little 15, and a dedicated wife and mother. You can read her novels excerpts, and learn some great tips for the writers world.

2- http://robincoyle.wordpress.com/: She just scratched ‘Writing a book’ off her list, next item, is world peace. Lovely and fun blog to follow, you’ll always be entertained.

3- http://yichinglin.com/: Life is moments, to capture them is a true talent. This is absolutely correct when it comes to Yi ching Lin’s keen eyes and sense of timing.

4- http://kuwaitybookclub.wordpress.com/: An amazing blog where they monthly choose 2 books and then they gather to discuss them, my novel was July’s pick.

5- http://ginalawlessbooks.wordpress.com/: The writer on wheels, visit here blog and read about her to know what I mean.

6- http://lexokat.wordpress.com/: A writer who’s like me at the moment, away from family, and on her way to her dreams.

7- http://acrylicloveaffair.com/: A bright and passionate artist, she gave shape to the unphysical. Lovely paintings from a lovely artist.

8- http://litendeavor.wordpress.com/: A writer and an avid reader with good taste. Check her posts, I can always relate when I read her thoughts.

9- http://sepiatintedheart.wordpress.com/: Inspirational writing, and well thought ideas.

10- http://writerreaderbakerbride.wordpress.com/: A writer, reader, baker, and in a couple of days, a bride. As you can see, she’s THE catch.

11- http://momwomanhuman.wordpress.com/: A woman, a great mother of a lovely kid, and a very talented writer.

12- http://rickybruce.wordpress.com/: A very talented writer with good tips on writing. He writes children’s chapter books for ages 7-12.

13- http://addictivestory.wordpress.com/:  An avid reader, writer, and very strong supporter to all Indie authors out there.

14- http://happenence.wordpress.com/: A good looking blog, owned by a very talented writer. Its a lovely blog to follow.

 

Obsession… what does she do? And how far she will take you?

She is a woman to me, for it is the only way I can relate to how I am… I am obsessed with my ideas. I dream about them, but not too much because she won’t let me sleep. I feel happy when I describe her, I feel off when life gets in the way. She has never let me be, she is always with me. I always feel the need to write, but I am chained by my obligations, while all I really want is to share her story with the world.

We have those moments where we feel like we are fulfilling our destiny, even by doing a simple task… the sense of euphoria that surges within, god’s way to tell us that he is pleased with what we do. I sit in a lecture hall, and I get the feeling like someone is whispering into my ear, she reminds me that she’s here. She shines a light on a new idea, and I find my self treading on the thin line between the real and the unreal, where only my subconscious is awake, and my conscious is not aware of my reality.

How far will she go? Only I can tell by following her to the end…

Your ideas are your purpose, obsession is your guilt from being away from your purpose… make time for your ideas, or she will stop talking to you… once you lose her, you lose your purpose.

Be creative… be happy… be with purpose.

Another step for my book

 

This is kind of a big one for me, as I’m sure it is a good indication for all authors. This bookstore ordered a large quantity of my book, and here it is.

My book is growing, its not a newborn anymore. Now, my book started to walk on its own.

God bless (That Al Salasil bookstore) and their new branch in Avenues mall. I only hope this would be a good omen for what is to come for my novel.

I hope my novel would find its way to your shelves, now I’m more confident that it will.

 

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The weight we carry pushes us forward

‘We take our lives one step at a time, laying the pavement before each step’

This figure of speech, of how life goes, is overwhelmingly close to describe our days, as it represent how it can be a labor to live a normal life… let alone to try and accomplish in it.

We ask every day how can we proceed when we carry our own obligations; our families, our educations, our work…. our dreams. The more we introduce, the more hindrance we think we produced to our ongoing lives that we come to think that it came into a halt.

Our complicated lives makes it hard to pin point our true answer, because it is simple… We use our baggage.

I can only use my self as an example, so I hope people can relate.

Once a dropout of college, ex-engaged, who had never read a novel in his entire life. I had a lot of baggage that only keeps adding up. It is in the darkest hours that the light can be more prominent. I added to my baggage education once again, and the thought of writing came after I shared a couple of my ideas. My weight helped me in my ideas, using a clay of my own life in my novels proved to be useful, studying took time and energy, which I applied eventually on my book, I placed some of my medical knowledge I obtained and asked for from my professors. And the fact that I am in a university gave me access to a lot of information, where I could ask about mass communication, business, medicine, pharmacy… and the list goes on. Every time something is added to me, I try to see the good side, and how can it inspire me for my dreams.

So here I am… a published author, still walking when I really want to do is run. But I have to take it one step at a time… with my novels, my studies, and with my new love, who shares my dreams and hopes for our future.

 

Allow what you call weight the chance to inspire… let them speak to you, help you, and carry you onward, never give yourself the chance to stop. If you are a dreamer, then be sure everything that happens is happening for you.

 

To create is to have a purpose

That’s how simple it is… everyone is trying to find his/her purpose in life, thinking that they will be happy if they did. Trust me when I tell you this, they are absolutely right. To have a purpose, is like having an assurance that there is a divine plan for you, and it gives your heart the calmness by knowing that you are not life’s byproduct.

Everyone have their own purpose. Learning, working, finding love or getting married… they are necessities, like breathing, and they define our race, nothing more. But a purpose, is something else, its using the very bit of the divine soul that created us all. A purpose is to create, to use that little fragment inside you. Give it shape, give it a sound, let that soul talk, it is the manifestation of your purpose. It wants to write, it wants to draw, it wants to film, it wants to sing… it may wants to do everything, unleash it, let that fragment that created you guide you, it will make you a better person.

I gave shape to my fragment, and thus came a book. I wrote a fiction thriller, and found my self becoming better in my other aspects of life. So please, try to create something in this world, be with purpose, be happy. Let your words enlighten every reader, give them the chill, make them feel romantic, or force them to sit on the edge. Let your drawings capture our hearts, force us to comment, and makes us imagine the story behind its colors and shapes. Let your songs spread joy, sadness, love, or even laughter.

All the best for everyone, may you all give shape to your purpose, and eventually, to your selves.

                      Here is my main site, for those who wanted to know more about me and my fragment

An important phase to pass through life’s threshold… known as a University

As a senior in my university, and a writer, I was asked to write what I have gained through these years that I had to spend in here. They wanted me to write an article about it.

I didn’t hesitate to say yes, I enjoyed my last article (We are not perfect)… So I went through my memories to have my materials… it turned out that I have to go even further backward in time to let everyone understand my view, and why I want them to know that they are in their right path through our still going journey that we simply nicknamed, life.

 

 

University as an experience

 

 

My first time inside a university campus was in a field trip, a memorable day in which I learned a lesson still engraved inside my head. A professor explained to us what we get from the carrier and mind sculpturing institute known as a university.

‘In here’ he told us, ‘you will get to leave with two degrees, your major, and the social or psychological degree’ he paused for us before he continued to explain.

Now, thanks to my years in there, I can finally understand what he meant. The diversities, the mentalities, the interactions… these are the right of passage through life’s threshold and they are always present in all the universities.

We find ourselves here, with students with different backgrounds, shaping our social skills, and building relations we have seen with those who once were called students like us. As students, we get to pass through with the help of the professors, hoping one day we would be able to call them colleagues.

That being said, we now know that the new, experienced person is much better than the first one we were; no one can say that he or she were the same person who arrived the first year. We learn in this university how to work, we learn how to work with each other, and by that, we can accomplish.

So I hope this piece of my mind you are holding  gives you some insight to one of the important parts of your journey, I hope all the new students will get to imagine how important and beautiful their days to come can be. I hope all the professors, the seniors and the students who are in their way to get there got to live their memories of their days of their own universities through this column. And once again, to those who are still carrying us towards our real life, I thank you all.

 

A. Amin