I haven't done a collection post in a while. These were my favorite posts in the last 3 years. Some were picked because they had the most visits/clicks. Others were just me being totally subjective.
I’m fascinated how my voice changed through the years. In May 2010, I went on a meditation retreat for the first time and that brought my writing engines completely down. I couldn’t write for a very long time.
In August 2011, I said, “Well, why not?” – Then wrote every day for 62 days just to see if I still got it. Or if I could just fake it a little. Turned out that I didn't really lose my voice. It just broke. And whatever broke when I learned to shut up, took more than 2 years to mend. I don't know if it should be mended completely. I mean, my brokenness is my battle scar. I don't mind bearing any scar that'll remind me to forgive and yield what is and always will be part of me.
Yet, in August 2012, I felt that if I didn’t write, I didn’t have any other excuse to exist. That writing was the only bargaining chip I had left to ward off - or at least, stall my progressing brokenness. Writing was a guarding routine. A creation. A witness.
I’ve been writing in that voice since. Haven't you heard?
- 20 Things That’d Make Saudi AWESOME
- Saudi Family & Sex-segregation
- Hateful Cousins
- Common Demons
- Best 13 ♥ First Trimester 2010
- The Majority in Hell
- Unofficial Diary of a Liaison Woman
- Yoga while Fasting
- Confessions of a Wordwhore
- What Boobs?
- The Dating in Saudi Series: The Unusual Cop, The Unusual Car
- The Inspiration Series: Ecstasy, Inspiration and Pentecost
- Royal Weaver
- Crash Diet
- Good Stories
- The Ark
And I think we're done here.