Who am I?

Honestly, I don't know. When I was nineteen, I was sure of who I was and what I wanted from life. Twenty three years later, I seem to have harvested more questions than answers about myself. However, I have come to the conclusion that I am the sum total of all my ordinary moments- hence, this blog.

For the purposes of sounding sane, let me introduce myself. I currently live in Qatar with my husband and two teen age children- a beautiful daughter who composes and sings and a son who loves to cook- yes, I am blessed. I am a teacher by profession but I like to think of myself as a creative spirit- too lazy to fit into a tag line.

Few of my favourite things are:
Travelling, gardening, reading, listening to music, writing and watching movies.

Spending time with my husband and my children (when all of us are in a happy mood-you know how rare that can be with teenagers!) fills me with joy.

Adjectives that I wish were not used to describe me but sadly do...
Procrastinator, champion sufferer of buyer's remorse and in terms of a Superhero: "Captain Nagpants", but then again nagging really is a mother's forte.

Lately, I have been toying with the idea of finding me in the crowd of roles I play as a mother, a wife and all the other labels that I have been using to describe myself. Writing has always helped me to clarify my thoughts and to move from the chaos of the mundane to a sense of calm. I hope that by logging my ordinary moments I will be able to get a sense of who I really am.

You can reach me on -myordinarymoments@gmail.com or leave your comments here.


  1. Hi, I'm the writer on SomeSmallSolitude who you emailed last month. I'm sorry I didn't reply, I actually thought no emails came to that account so I don't check it often so I'm not disappointed when there aren't any messages. I replied to you but the email bounced. I hope this doesn't mean you've stopped writing. I think you are extremely talented and really enjoyed your writing. Thank you for your email, it was a boost on a low day. Love x

    1. Hi. I'm so glad to have connected with you. I was travelling most of September, so haven't done any writing. Hope to be a regular reader of SomeSmallSolitude.


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