Seasonal

May 19, 2020: About seasons. I am a person who never forgets and lets things go. And by that I don’t mean grudges. My things are memories.. People.. I was a person who used to mourn potential.. Saudi Arabia was the first place I truly felt free. It was the first place that I loved…

Fire squad

“I threw away your love letters..”Yea, muthafuck letters.We stood in foxhole. Swords and bayonets drawn. ready to jab, see which one of us could draw the blood the best. So redundant honestly.Truthfully it didn’t start this wayThere was familiarity, there was banter, there was warm fuzzy feelings and it was peaceful againBc there was a…

About trauma, recovery and healing

About trauma, healing and retrograde    Addressing trauma and the aftermath: To all my fellow souls healing after dealing with trauma of some sort, I’m going to list things that have helped me. 1. Be kind to yourself. The aftermath, the healing process is not always a linear pathway. Some weeks, months, days will be fantastic,…

Objects in mirror are stronger than they appear

About life and its unpredictability If you had told me three years ago, that I would be a recently minted divorcee, I would have looked at you like you had an arm growing out of your forehead. The fact is, life comes at you fast. I won’t go into the why, because truthfully it’s irrelevant….

One year anniversary.

Back in Oman again….. A few thoughts: March 15th marked one year since I set foot in a country whose actual geographic location I had to google before coming here… One year! A lot can happen in a year. While this is my second time living as an expat, I’ve never made it to the…

On Lemonade, and living in different time zones

Re-listening to Lemonade again, and finding some new favorites. Beyonce really did nail EVERYTHING, specifically the aftermath. There is a beauty in a way, of going through this terrible,awful thing with your spouse but then deciding okay, fuck it, we are going to work through and heal from it…….and then making it through the other…

New Year, New Festivities! Banana Boat review

Wanted to post some info about my recent experience at the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. We recently brought in the New Years in Doha. (For those not familiar, my husband works there) For accommodation, my husband and I stayed at the Westin, (which is also REALLY nice, and will write about in a separate…

Road trip #LifeinOman

Road triipppppppppppppppppp! In lieu of our Holiday, (thank you your Majesty!) I decided not to fly out and instead do staycation.   Day 1: Decided  to explore the sights and sounds of Jebel Shifa, which is located about 1 hr  and some change north from where I live in Muscat.  Jebel means “mountain” or “hill”…

About Loss..

About Loss.  When loss is not a physical person, but sometimes a memory. We lost a storage unit once. There were a myriad of reasons, 20something forgetfulness, mid 20 something life,, etc. One day we woke up and remembered there was a late storage payment….like…..three months before. In a panic, we called…..the auction had happened the…

On loss and dementia…

When our parents are not the superheroes we always envisioned them to be. On aging.   When your loved one has dementia, it’s a weird type of grief. Because while the person is not physically dying, the person, the memory you have of person is slowly fading.   I’ll admit, some days are harder than…

#MeToo

#Metoo   That time when a close friend admitted that he illegally recorded my husband and I having sex in his guest bedroom and masturbated to it.   He was a friend. We stayed with him in between apartments. He told us the old nanny camera in the bedroom didn’t work. We had been friends…

Banana Boat Island Doha experience

Wanted to post some info about my recent experience at the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. We recently brought in the New Years in Doha. (For those not familiar, my husband works there) For accommodation, my husband and I stayed at the Westin, (which is also REALLY nice, and will write about in a separate…