Finding Happy: Day 13



Finding Happy: Day 12

Stories for the books

Merry Xmas World !

Just thinking about families and friends gathering together around a dining table laughing, story telling and enjoying one another's company really warms my heart! To all those that celebrate it: I wish you all a joyful Christmas🎄 Hoping you all cherish the good moments, learn from the bad ones, and accomplish spectacular things in the... Continue Reading →

Globalism: the new nationality

From my perspective, there is an increased desire to travel to countries and to immerse onself in foreign cultures. These days it seems as though the question of "where are you from?" is often not received with a unidimensional answer, especially among third culture kids and even expats. Hence the rise in the use of... Continue Reading →

Remembering You

A year ago today, my day was darkened when I woke up to the news of a young, beautiful soul whose life was cut way too short. Her departure from this Earth was particularly upsetting considering the fact that the last time I saw her was a decade before in my homeland of Senegal. She... Continue Reading →

My Happy Place

We all have that one place. A place that acts as a stress reliever, an anti-depressant, and an endorphin booster simultaneously. A place that sets our mind at ease and our hearts in a state of tranquility. To me, that one place is the city of Toronto (in Ontario, Canada). It has been almost 8... Continue Reading →

Everything is Temporary

We all go through rough patches because, spoiler alert, life is not perfect (dun dun duunnn). The severity of these difficult times vary from person to person. Also, what you may consider "not a big deal", could be a really serious, life-changing, situation for others. I guess it is important to respect others' moments of... Continue Reading →

Eid Al-Fitr

The holy month of Ramadan has come and gone 😦 and as sad I am to see it pass, I know that it was a month well spent. Eating together with my family, serving community members that came by every Friday, and praying (whether it was by myself or with a group of people). But... Continue Reading →

Ramadan Kareem !

♪ It's the most....wonderful tiiiiiiiiiime of the yeaaaaaaarrrrr ♫ (well, for me at least 🙂 ) The holiest month in the religon of Islam has arrived and I am absolutely THRILLED. One of the main reasons why is because I am finally going to be spending it with my family after almost 7 years away... Continue Reading →

Grateful For…

I find myself saying "Alhamdoulilah" (which simply means Thank God in Arabic), more now than I have ever done so in my entire life. I guess the older I get, the more I realize that everything that is going on around me happens for a reason. This includes both the good and the not-so-fun times.... Continue Reading →

Inheriting Awesomeness

Parents. Siblings. Grandparents. Godparents. Extended family. Guardians. No matter who it was that we looked up to as role models in our upbringing, we should always be thankful that they were present in our lives. Providing us with food, shelter, love, support, and life-lessons; I only wish that one day we are able to pay... Continue Reading →

Embracing Your Roots

On April 4th 2017, the republic of Senegal celebrated its 67th year of independence from France. And with that in mind, I thought now would be the perfect time to introduce to those who don't already know, the Senegalse model, Khoudia Diop. This young lady's stunning photos and inspirational videos have been making the rounds... Continue Reading →

Where to next?

I am so envious of the people who are fortunate enough to travel the world and discover its many wonders. I can spend hours and hours scrolling through articles and pictures of places that have been visited. I mean how can you not? This world is home to such exotic and phenomenal places that only... Continue Reading →

Once A Stranger

Do you ever go back and wonder about the random strangers you had a brief encounter with on certain days? The random dude you made awkward eye contact with at a café. The lady who offered to help you carry your bags when your hands were full. The little toddler who played hide and seek... Continue Reading →

My beloved Sénégal

When I mention to the curious members of society that I come from Senegal, 6.5 times out of 10 I get responses that include but are not limited to: "Somalia? Sudan?" *confused face with a not-so-reassuing "Oohhhh!"* "Where is that?" "El-Hadji Diouf!" (former Senegalese National Football team superstar) "I love Akon" Either way, what I... Continue Reading →

You Do You

Chicken legs, banana face, small head, high butt, too-many-teeth, skeleton; boy have I heard it all when it comes to my physical appearance being critisized. There was a period of time in my life when any negative comment about my body would cut me deep and I would spend hours or days trying to figure... Continue Reading →

Multicultural Identity

For those of us fortunate enough to have grown up in multicultural societies, we most likely have adopted certain behaviours from the various cultures we were exposed to. The people I went to school with and the people I currently know come from a multitude of countries and reflecting back on this made me realize... Continue Reading →

Ya Ahla Balad

One aspect that I missed so much about Kuwait after I moved away (besides the food, good God almighty the food), was being able to partake in it's National and Liberation Day celebrations. After almost a 7-year hiatus, I was excited to experience the thrill of Kuwaiti patriotism like never before on it's National Day.... Continue Reading →

Que Mundo Marvilhoso

They say anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Well, my mind has been placed on Bora Bora for a few years now and still waiting for magic to happen (starting to doubt the qualifications of some of the genies out there). Although travelling physically to various countries is an irreplaceable experience... Continue Reading →

Sky is the Limit

2016 has been one of the best years of my life! I interned at an organization that has been on my "bucket list" for years, I completed my Masters degree in one of the best programs in the world (sport managers whatuuuuppp?), and probably the most rewarding of all, I finally moved to my dream... Continue Reading →

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