New Year ‘In the City’: Why My New Year’s Resolution Is to Stay Exactly As I Am

1- Lose Weight
2- Be more outgoing
3- Travel more
If I got a dollar for every time I put these three “goals” at the top of my new year’s resolution list, I would have exactly 48 dollars (16 years- between the ages of 8 to 23- if you’re too lazy to do the math yourself). But 2019 is looking a little different…

Instagram Isn’t Your Downfall – You Are:

In the midst of mindlessly watching my Instagram stories, instead of getting meaningful things like journaling or calling my grandmother done (as you do), I suddenly realised: everyone is trying to sell me something. And yes, I know: “welcome to the party, hun; you’re 2 years late…” But just knowing the issue doesn’t make it…

What Drip Coffee Taught Me About Myself

At 18, I thought I’d figured myself out. Away from the norms, my home, the grey, navy and white uniform; I felt free to find my own form in a sea of tie-dye and blonde dreadlocks. I would become a ‘creative’ – And, so I created. Mimicking the steps, sounds and actions of those who…

Sobriety In the City: In a Place Fueled by Alcohol, What Do You Run On?

It only takes a few months of being a 21+ adult in Dubai to realise that the answer to the standard end-of-the-week small talk question: “Any exciting plans this weekend?” is a tediously repetitive one: “Drinking.” While this is also standard behaviour in nearly every other city from London to Lisbon and beyond (who wouldn’t…