A New Chapter!

Hey everyone! It’s been a very long time since my last post, but I am back and better than ever with a newly designed website and domain name! I hope you guys like it :)

So what have I been up to these last few months? A great deal of things! Starting off with my long-awaited high-school graduation, and the three months full of free time I have ahead of me! The ceremony and everything that came with it was so spectacular that I just enjoy playing it back in my head!

Every year I’ve seen seniors come and go, taking their gown measurements, have a farewell party thrown for them and those beautiful days where they finish all their schoolwork and get to spend some relaxing time vacationing in their early Summer. And every year I’d feel so bummed out that I wouldn’t get to do those things for quite a while until it was actually my turn! Honestly, I’m glad I cherished every moment, from the day we took our gown measurements (Yeah, it is kind of a huge deal for me xD) to the day I stood in front of hundreds of people who watched me take my diploma that gets me out of school forever. And on that topic, I’m still not feeling sad or emotional about leaving. Being separated from my friends, yes, but not the actual school environment, not just yet. Although I can totally picture myself hating on University and wishing for one more day at school. Typical :P

Right now, I’m excited and elated to having finally finished those years studying my butt off about things I most likely won’t even use or benefit from. I feel like I have the time and energy to do anything I want and start whatever project I wish. Writing this actually motivated me into finishing up my novel (or maybe even write up a brand new one from scratch). One thing I do hope I’ll still practice is my art, and avoid procrastination, since I am planning on studying Visual Arts in Zayed University, and pursue a minor in Curatorial Studies. Then off to the museums I go! Future plans in another post InshAllah.

On another note, to add to the excitement of freedom, I chopped off my long locks a week ago and dyed it red. How’s that for a badass?
Thanks for reading my first blog post on the new blog! Have a lovely weekend :)
-Reem AlHashmi