7 Reasons Why Braces Suck 😫 (i speak from experience)

1Alright, I trust you. And I’ve never told this to anybody. But I trust you with this secret. 

Ready for it? *deep breaths in and out*

I, Ayesha, had braces once upon a long, long, time ago.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS. It’s something only a handful of people know about me. And I’ talking only seven to eight people.

You may be asking yourselves, “How did Ayesha manage to keep this a secret for so many years?” Well let’s just say, you don’t really get to socialize a lot when you’re homeschooling in Saudi Arabia. 


Anyways, here are some of the worst parts about having braces.

1. No More Biting Apples For This Princess (or anything hard for that matter)

That’s right. Biting into apples was a HUGE no-no for me. In fact, anything too hard risked breaking the glue off of my teeth. So apart from, apples, there were no nuts of any kind, no popcorn kernels, and no hard candy!

I once was munching on a healthy snack of nuts when I felt my braces snap off the back of my teeth! It was so embarrassing when my dentist say it, even after SHE WARNED me not to eat hard things.

2. Cutting the Inside of Your Mouth

This was awful. Every month when you got your braces re-adjusted, they metal wire would cut the inside of my mouth. Even though the cutting only happened during the first few days of every month, the pain and cuts take time to heal! You’re given some wax to cover the metal parts of the braces, but sadly, it doesn’t make your sores heal quicker! 😭

3. Getting Food Stuck In Your Braces


YUCK! This just makes me nauseated. I would find food from hours after a meal stuck in my braces. 🤢 

The worst culprit? Peanut butter sandwiches! These things were so sticky and mushy and just ew ew ew! In fact, stay away from all sorts of bread in general! Believe my girl, finding chewed up food from hours ago, covered in saliva, is not cute. 🤮🤮🤮

4. Tightening Your Braces 😫😫


This was hands down, THE MOST PAINFUL THING I HAVE, AND EVER WILL EXPERIENCE. I would rather co through childbirth and labor 100 different times than feel the pain I felt when I got my braces tightened. 

I would literally need to take painkillers because my mouth would be throbbing in pain. Sometimes, the pain from my mouth would magically diffuse into my head, resulting in the worst headaches imaginable. I couldn’t eat solid foods for days after either. The pain I felt afterwards was so intense, that words cannot even describe it. No word exists that could describe the intensity of the pain I felt. Even Leonardo DiCaprio can’t reenact it.

5. Wearing Rubber Bands

So apparently, not everyone has to do this…? Basically, they are these minuscule rubber bands that you hook onto your braces in order to align your teeth. These hurt too.

When I first was told I had to wear them, I had to spend an hour trying to stretch them onto my braces. These bands are SMALL. As small as the the ‘O’ key on your keyboard. And I stretched this over my top and bottom teeth to form one huge rectangle. 

After you put these in, say hasta la vista to talking, smiling, and movement involving your mouth! 

6. Smiling 😁


Kanye West is just perfect when describing this. You’d smile because you were genuinely having a great time, then suddenly remember you have braces and hide those teeth away! Don’t worry though, life is too short not to smile, so don’t be insecure about your braces! 😁

Just know we all still feel you. 

7. Retainers

When was the last time I wore my retainers? I decline to comment. 😶😶😶😶

It’s been well over a year and I haven’t put this gross “armor for you teeth” in my mouth. They’re clear, make it hard to pronounce some letters, and just overall suck.

The worst is when you’re waking up and you take them out, only for a huge trail of saliva to fall into your hands as well. TMI, I’m sorry, but it’s absolutely necessary!

And there you have it my folks! Why braces permanently scarred me hehe. In all seriousness however, if you’ve been one of the unlucky ones to have braces, or have ever had them, just know that at the end of it all, you’ll have a beautiful smile and pearly white teeth! And even if you don’t want them, you’re smile is just as gorgeous!!

You are never fully dressed without a smile! 

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),


Exams Cancelled, School Closed! Self-Isolation Update!

IMG_7307And so we are here. All of us awaiting the fate of the world as we sit at home in self-isolation. It’s definitely a scary time and I want everyone to stay safe! Stay indoors and don’t go out unless absolutely necessary! Wash your hands too!! And if you’re feeling alone, scared, or anxious, know that I’m always here for anyone who needs me! ♥️🙂

As for me, it’s been a hot minute since I came onto this blog and actually wrote something, although I assure you I’ve been lingering around here.

Anyways, my update! My school officially closed on the 13th of this month, with plans to open up back on April 5th. Well, here I am writing this indicating that my school is now closed indefinitely. Not to mention that my CIE A level Examinations have been cancelled and the exam board is in collaboration with the school to award us grades! I wonder on what basis the grades will be on. Maybe tests? Attendance rate? Assignments? I’m not complaining one bit. With the situation right now, I don’t even think my parents would have let me give my exams in an examination hall, full of hundreds of other students.😬

When news came our exams were canceled and we would be receiving grades from the school, I video called some of my friends and we all threw a mini virtual graduation party! It’s not a lot, but it’s what we are making do with.

So naturally, since I’ve unofficially “graduated” high school, and with no graduation party or diploma (yet), I’ve been pretty bored at home lately. (Disclaimer: I am fully aware that I am blessed to be able to have the luxury to stay at home :))

Are you done?


So now, I’ve officially decided that I am now a blogger! An official official blogger, considering I really have nothing planned! Besides, the Pakistani Medical University session doesn’t begin until January, so I’M FREE FOR 10 MONTHS! 😱


WeeBae Ohhh

Anyways, what have you all been up to these past few weeks? Schools closed too? Has your city shut down? Most importantly, how are you holding up? I know you may think no one cares but I do!

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),



The Only Frozen 2 Recap You Need! [SPOILERS] ❄️ ❄️

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Into the unknown indeed!

One of the added benefits to living in Pakistan means that I essentially live one day ahead of the United States. Which means I get to see movies one day earlier than most of my readers. MWAHAHAHAHA! 

Jokes aside, I’ve just come back from the midnight screening of Frozen 2, and let me just say, I have no idea what to think right now. I hated it. But I loved it. I’m so so so confused. 

So the movie starts out with Elsa and Anna being told the story of an Enchanted Forest, where Northuldra people reside, and its ill-fated alliance formed with Arendelle. The people of Arendelle gift the Northuldra with a water dam as a peace offering. But something goes terribly wrong. Suddenly there is fighting, but it is unknown who started it, and a battle ensues. Their father, who was present at the battle between the two, recounts how he was saved. It’s pretty heavily implied that he was saved by his now wife, Elsa and Anna’s mother. But we’ll get into that later! The Enchanted Forest now hangs in a fog like mist, and no one can get in or out. 

This flashback doesn’t end until their mother sings a sweet (sorta creepy tho) lullaby about a far northern land known as Ahtohallan. (Don’t ask me how to pronounce that, I hardly remember)

Oh, and did I mention that their father talks about four elements/spirits which reside within the Enchanted Forest, which include Air, Water, Earth, and Fire? Gave me Avatar The Last Airbender vibes! I was just waiting for the Fire Nation to attack! 

Flash forward into the present-day, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven seem to be living the life. But that would be a boring Disney movie, so of course, Elsa starts hearing a strange singing voice. No lyrics or anything, more like this voice is going “Ooooohhhhaaaaaaaahhhhohhhhhhhhh”. Creepy I know. Kristoff also has some issues, because he wants to propose to Anna but doesn’t know just how to go about it. 

In one of her out of the blue singing-a-song moments, Elsa accidentally awakens the Enchanted Forest or something like that. Regardless, the spirits of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire are angered and bring chaos to Arendelle. Realizing the only thing left to do is to make peace with these spirits and visit the Enchanted Forest. So the gang heads off!

Eventually, they reach the forest, and Elsa is able to use her powers to get into the forest. There, they meet the Northuldra and their leader, as well as a handful of Arendelle soldiers who never made it out of the forest and were trapped once the fog set in. 

Elsa and Anna have their own conflicts too. On one hand, Anna can’t seem to let go of Elsa. Anna doesn’t want Elsa to face things alone. She’s kinda clingy actually. On the other hand, Elsa knows that this is her own journey, and doesn’t want to drag Anna into unnecessary danger. To comfort her younger sister, Elsa wraps her with their mother’s scarf. NOW BRACE YOURSELVES. The entire crowd goes into shock when they see that this scarf is none other than a Northuldra scarf. It’s revealed that Elsa and Anna’s mother was never from Arendelle, but from the Enchanted Forest!

Kristoff makes a new friend in the forest, named Ryder, who helps in plan his proposal to Anna. Anna chats with Lieutenant Destin Mattias, the leader of a group of Arendellian soldiers who were trapped in the enchanted forest for years. Elsa sits with Honeymaren, a member of the Northuldra, Ryder’s sister who wants to bring peace to the enchanted forest. She provides a crucial piece of information. We know that there are four elements/spirits, but Honeymaren states that a legend has it that there is a fifth spirit, acting as a bridge between the spirits and people. HMMM I WONDER WHO. 

Elsa and Anna venture off together, where they stumble upon the wreckage of an Arendellian ship. Turns out in true Disney fashion, it is none other than their late parents’. The two are puzzled, because this ship was never supposed to reach the Dark Sea, where the ship ruins are found. It is revealed that the parents ventured off to Ahtohallan in an attempt to discover the origin of Elsa’s powers. 

Overcome with guilt, Elsa blames herself for the death of their parents. Realizing now that Anna is in danger if Elsa is to travel to Ahtohallan, she forcibly sends her younger sister away using her ice powers. 

I’ve got to say, the scene where Elsa attempts to cross the sea to reach Ahtohallan is breathtaking. The visuals are stunning and vibrant, despite the fact it takes place at night in dark water. I would highly recommend seeing this scene. The trailer did touch upon it, but the determination Elsa has to cross this barrier is admirable. 

Once she reaches Ahtohallan, it’s pretty much revealed that the voice she heard was her mother’s. Elsa is the fifth spirit, and it is also revealed that her grandfather, who made the pact with the people of Northuldra, was the one who started the fight. Her grandfather built the dam to damage the lands of the Enchanted Forest, and made the first move of bloodshed, resulting in the fight. He couldn’t trust the Northuldra, believing they used magic which made them dangerous, something Elsa is disgusted by. As the lullaby warned, venturing too deep into Ahtohallan will result you drowning. So Elsa dies. SHE DIES. But I mean this is Disney dying, so she pretty much takes a hiatus from the film. Identical to how Anna froze to death in the first film. Before she’s gone however, she uses her powers to warn Anna one last time about the dam.

Anna realizes that she has to destroy the dam. But get this! Since Elsa died, Olaf dies too! So Anna destroys the dam despite the fact she knows it will flood and destroy Arendelle, a sacrifice she’s willing to make. Don’t worry, all the people were safely evacuated and placed in the care of Grand Pabbie, leader of the Trolls. 

Once the dam is destroyed, the fog is gone from the forest and Elsa is resurrected from the dead. She manages to save Arendelle by creating a huge ice wall preventing the water from crashing down onto Arendelle. Elsa reveals that she is the fifth spirit, and Anna remarks how Elsa is the bridge between the two worlds. Elsa points out that a bridge has two ends, so while Elsa is that for the spirits, Anna must be that for the people. Or something like that. Don’t quote me.

I guess it’s quite obvious that Anna becomes the new Queen of Arendelle and Elsa decides to reside in the Enchanted Forest. They still see each other often, but not that often. 

I guess this was one of the bittersweet points of the movie. I mean I’m glad that the two have clearly found their calling, but this whole “close people must grow apart” vibe Disney has going isn’t settling with me. They did the same thing with Ralph Breaks the Internet. I was also upset that Elsa wasn’t there for Queen Anna’s coronation. Like come on, sis! And can we just appreciate the people of Arendelle for putting up with this lack of stability for the last couple of years. Dang! 

About midway through the film I realized that I had become emotionally invested into the story of their parents. I mean, you can’t give us all these clues and cliffhangers and expect us to deal with their deaths. THERE MUST BE MORE! Is their mother a spirit? Did she have powers? Why did Elsa hear her voice only? They can’t be dead. I refuse to believe it! Maybe they landed on an island in Africa and had a son named Tarzan! Who knows? I need another film dedicated entirely to their lives please!

The soundtrack for this film was pretty…bland. I’m embarrassed to say that I couldn’t recall A SINGLE SONG on the car ride home. I was so clueless. It wasn’t Let It Go memorable. They weren’t catchy. In fact, the songs were way deeper and made me feel almost nostalgic. Especially the one song called Some Things Never Change. Made my sixteen year old self feel so old!! Still, here I am listening to the soundtrack while writing this!

I loved the character development that Elsa showed. It was heartwarming to see her do her own thing. I wish we had gotten a bit more from Kristoff since he had such little screen time. Olaf appeared more than him! I need more Kristoff! Lol. 

But wait, Elsa is a spirit now?!?!?! Sooo, she isn’t a physical being anymore? I’m so confused right now. So once she’s dead, she lingers around like a ghost? WITHOUT ANNA?? How could she?? I need answers!

But yeah, I guess I’m a bit disappointed with how the two sisters parted ways. I need a separate movie about their parents. And someone please explain to me how Elsa is going to be a spirit. 

Overall, I loved the film. Maybe not the story line I would have liked, but it’s definitely a great addition to the franchise. It’s been six years in the making and I’m pleasantly surprised. 

Final Verdict: The first one was better, but this was great too. 

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),




September Review: In Numbers


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My first full month of blogging is complete! Hooray!

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I was initially planning on posting an “October Goals” type post, but opted for this instead! Sometimes, the best way to understand information is through numbers and facts! I’ve decided to give a review of the month of September, but in terms of terminology my readers are more familiar with. I also think it would be super cute to reflect back on this one day! 

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Visitors: 185

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New Followers: 64

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Thank You For 100+ Followers!! Views: 59

Volunteering to Paint A School!  Views: 57

September Goals!  Views: 53

Mystery Blogger Award! My First Award! Views: 38

A Not-So-Typical Day In My Senior School Life  Views: 35 

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On a side note, October is low-key one of my favorite months. It’s the beginning of fall, the leaves change color, the weather is cooler. It sets off a domino effect of happiness up until January for me. I prefer the cool, cold weather over warm weather so I cannot wait for winter to roll around. I get to snuggle up in my bed surrounded by my big, comfy comforter blankets and finally get to wear the new sweatshirt I bought for myself. 

Birthdays are another big thing! All of my siblings have birthdays during October, November, or December. That’s a lot of cards to write!

Let me reiterate it for the 100th time on my blog; I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL. Thank you for giving me a platform and for staying with me as I try to sort my life out.

One month down, here’s to many more in the future!

To my readers, I want to know how your first month of blogging went. How long ago was it? Did it take time for you to familiarize yourself with blogging? To my new bloggers, have you even completed a month yet? Tell me all about it! Please!!

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),


Mystery Blogger Award! My First Award!💃


My dear friend Tilly H has has nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award!! ❤️😱😱 She has a really terrific blog where she posts about her life, like growing vegetables and baking cookies! I highly recommend checking her blog out and following her. ❤ Thanks for the award Tilly!❤️

This tag was created by Okoto Enigma.

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog/post.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog and mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-20 people and notify your nominees.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.

 Three Facts About Me

  1. I was born in Mayfield, Ohio in 2002.
  2. Over the summer, I completed a Basic Life Support training class, so in other words, I’m CPR verified!😁
  3. I’m the youngest in my class because I actually skipped seventh grade and went straight to eight grade!🤨

Tilly’s Questions

1. What’s your favorite sweet food? Honestly, I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth! If it has sugar in it, I’LL EAT IT! Nothing holds me back haha. You may think I’m exaggerating, but I really really don’t have a favorite; I love them all equally. 🍪 🍩 🍫 🎂 🍰 🧁 🥧 🍦 🍨 🍧 

2. Do you like baking sweet or savory food? Sweet foods all the way!

3. Are you a morning person? I try to be, although I am a textbook night owl. Still though, I have no problem waking up early. My brain only switches on after I’ve had dinner.🦉🦉

4. What’s your favourite (or one of them!) song? Alright, so here’s the thing. Growing up, I never really listened to music because my parents didn’t listen to it. The only exposure to music I ever got was when we went to the supermarket, or Disney movies. So oddly enough, my favorite music consists of Disney Princess songs and top music hits from 2007-2010. Even now, however, I’m not a music listener person.🤷‍♀️

5. What’s your favorite season? It has to be winter! Specifically December. It’s the month of my birthday and the end of the year. I don’t celebrate Christmas or any other holidays during then, but I love the happy, jolly atmosphere. Snow is amazing too! Unfortunately, it doesn’t snow here in Islamabad. To see snow, you’d have to drive up the mountains, but that’s a small sacrifice!❄️☃️⛄️

My Nominees

  1. Bayance
  2. Sadia Noor
  3. Samyak Singh
  4. Perspective Girl 
  5. Ju The Dodo

My Questions

  1. If you could be fluent in one foreign language, which would you choose and why?
  2. Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
  3. How many countries have you visited? List them all!
  4. Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Milky Way, Kit Kat, M&M’s, and Twix. One has to go. Forever. Which one do you choose?
  5. What’s your earliest childhood memory?



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your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️


Volunteering to Paint A School! 🎨🎨

I’m backkk! I want to sincerely apologize for missing this week’s blog post! I was drawing in preparation for our first set of monthly assessments! I’ve ticked biology and chemistry off; physics is next week! AAAHHH! 😱😭

Last weekend I had the privilege to help paint a poverty stricken school. I was looking up some volunteering opportunities on Goggle, when this event popped up. Painting a school? Sounded like so much fun!😊

The school itself was small, only six rooms, and ranging from pre-school to fifth grade. It was run by a group of college students who felt it was their duty to help the underprivileged. Children living in the slums made up the whole student body. The education itself was free for them, and the college students relied upon funds from charities and embassies.

The main guy in charge was someone I can only aspire to be like. He had a spark in his eyes when he spoke of his work. When food and drinks came for us, he took his share and went to feed the children who were onlooking our progress. Such a sweet and genuine soul!😌

Painting underneath the sweltering Pakistani sun was exhausting, but the end product paid off! The atmosphere was full of fun, laughter, and songs. I was able to take tons of pictures, and I hope you all enjoy them! Since acrylic paints didn’t last long enough, we opted for oil paints, which was a nightmare to take off my hands! It got all over my phone, shoes, and clothes!🙊🤣

Quite possibly my favorite picture I’ve taken of all time! 

My hands got so dirty! Can you guess what I painted?


This isn’t completed yet! We ended up painting every inch of this wall and filling it with color! 

These kids were adorable! They kept calling me teacher and asking me to snap a picture of them while they held up peace signs! 

This was such a humbling experience! These children are innocent; their only crime being they were born into poverty. My friends and I are looking into donating money to help sponsor a child in this school. It’s the least we can do. ;’) 

How did the pictures turn out? Contrary to stereotypical teenagers, I can’t edit pictures for the life of me! I have no idea how to put filters or change the lighting or even photoshop! Can you guess what I painted? What are some acts of kindness you’ve done that made you feel accomplished? Tell me all about it!

(I’ve decided to change my posting schedule, and I’ll be posting every Saturday/Sunday night! Woohoo! In other news, Marvel is looking for leads to play Kamala Khan in their new adaptation! I can’t express to you HOW EXCITED I AM!!!!)

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️


A Not-So-Typical Day In My Senior School Life 💁

I’m so dramatic. 

So it may come across looking as if I’ve run out of a blog post idea for this week, hence why it’s 11:10 PM and I’m here typing this for you guys. But lets face it,

My Readers >>>>>>>> School

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It’s basic math! 😂(I’m just messing with you, I don’t have any homework tonight and I’ve gone ahead to read tomorrows chapter). In actuality, most of my blog posts planned are taking some time. For example, my Fitness Journey is a long journey, and I need at least a month before I can share actual advice and a transformation. I’m also a bit hesitant to share blog posts about my early life (which is one heck of a story!), simply for privacy reasons! But then again, my mind changes every four seconds so don’t take my word for it! 🤦‍♀️

ever. 🙊

Regardless, I think it’s time for my readers to get a glimpse into my life. Now that I’m a senior in high school, I’ve found myself to have much more free time on my hands. Last years work load had me living like a donkey, but I’m so grateful it all paid off. 😓

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Here’s a fact about me. I thrive on little sleep. I fell asleep at nearly 3 AM, only to wake up again at 7:20 AM, in time for school. My three younger siblings and I all leave for school together. Since school is only a two minute drive away, we often leave the house at 8 AM, even though school itself starts at 8 AM! I always end up walking home though, which can become a 10 minute walk under the blazing hot sun in the humid Pakistani weather! Any reader of mine in Pakistan must understand what I mean!🥵

My first class of the day is physics. This class lasts from 8-8:40 AM and was especially boring today. Here in Pakistan, Monday and Tuesday were a national holiday, meaning we had an extra long weekend. I took advantage of it and completed the entire chapter for physics. 🤩

Studying ahead has its pros and cons. On one hand, you’re ahead of the class and it makes you feel…good. On the other, you’re bored out of your mind as the other students struggle to grasp concepts you found easy. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. 

After physics, I have a biology class for the next forty minutes. I have to admit, biology is a science I genuinely enjoy. IT’S SO INTERESTING! The lack of any math in biology is also ideal for me. I spent the class sitting in the last row talking to my friend about our long weekends and what we did. An ideal class for me!💃

My last class of the day is chemistry. The electricity went out in my school and the students proceeded to profusely sweat the entire class. I’m not sure how normal this is, but in Pakistan, the classes are BIG. I’m talking 150 kids all smushed together in one class. 😱You can imagine, that without any air conditioning or fan, it was miserable. 

By now, you’re probably shocked. My school ends at 10 AM every day. 

only. two. hours. of. school. 

I know. I know. This is A Levels for you! While all my childhood friends in America have long school days and sufferings, I get off and am able to come home to eat breakfast! 🎉

That’s why I’ve been able to explore and look into my interests! This blog is one of the by-products of my free time. And boy, is it a good thing I started this blog. Imagine the slow descent of me losing my mind unless I had a 🥰safe place to share my thoughts and feelings! Working out has become another. In fact, I worked out my arms so hard today they felt like spaghetti. I struggles to carry my books home, but it was worth it! My school is a 10 minute walk away, and my gym is only a 4 minute walk! Let’s get those steps in! 🏃🏽‍♀️

This is not to say that I’m lazy! In fact, I’ve self diagnosed myself as having Workaholic Syndrome. I need to be doing something. Netflix, YouTube, and social media need to stay five miles away from me at all times. I’ve been told by many older than me to take advantage of my youth before it slips away. I visited my grandparents today, and my grandmother kept reiterating, “Old age is is not a good age,” and, “You’re young. Do what you want before it’s too late”. I’ll thank myself years from now. But in the meantime, I love staying busy. 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

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In other news, I successfully went another day without putting any artificial or packaged food in my system! Whoop whoop! It’s these small victories that motivate me to continue on this health journey!🙆‍♀️

So that’s all folks! For the time being, I only have to attend two hours of mandatory school. I’m sure the timetable will change up a bit this month, but I sure hope not! 

Fellow bloggers, how does a typical day look like for you? 🙇‍♀️For those still in school, how many classes do you take a day? I want to hear all about it! Your comments make my day! I love engaging with you all!💋❤️

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your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️

Thank You For 100+ Followers!!🥳

Can you tell how HAPPY I AM? ❤






I cAn’T EvEn.💃💃

Wow. My inner teenage girl really came out there, huh? I promise never to do that again. 🙊

But in all seriousness, I cannot even begin to explain in words how proud I’m feeling. I woke up at 7:21 AM this morning,  to see this achievement. Let’s just say the rest of my day went amazing.🎉

When I came back home, I saw that my followers had reached 110! I have no idea where you all came from, but don’t stop coming! I welcome one and all to this abode of mine I have created!

I’d like to say, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 

Did you get that? Its 110 “Thank you”s for all my followers!❤️❤️❤️

I’m so shook right now. I could never have dreamt that my fourth blog post would be a huge THANK YOU for 100 followers. In fact, I never even expected this blog to take off. The overwhelming encouragement and motivation I’ve received from the blogging community is something I don’t even feel worthy of. What did I do to deserve you all?😭🥰

I’d like to say that my little corner of the internet is growing, although let’s be real, I’m pretty sure all four corners have been occupied (assuming we interpret the internet as one big rectangle. Octagon is a different story.). So let’s just say that my tiny plot of mystical internet land is increasing in value and size. I’m going to keep it short and sweet, so I’ll be signing off.🙃

To all my followers, I pray you all live amazing lives, that your own blogs grow, and your dreams become a reality. You are loved by me and always will be! When you’re having a bad day, just remember my existence! I’ll be thinking of you! ❤️🙋‍♀️🥰❤️❤️❤️

To those who aren’t following me. I’ve penned you a quick heart-to-heart letter.

Dear Non-Followers, 

I’m sorry hun, but what is this? This just will not work. You’re only one click away. ONE. CLICK. Fact: you burn 1.42 calories every time you click a mouse. Wanna burn 2.84 calories instead? Click that like button. Thing about the exercise your finger will receive. 🙆

You’ll get weekly blog posts from yours truly. This is something you do NOT want to miss out on. One day when I’m big and famous, you’ll have the bragging rights claiming you were with me from the start. 😱

I’m just joking! Or am I?😈

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤️


September Goals! 💚💚


Happy September my fellow bloggers! It’s a new month, meaning new goals and plans I need to accomplish! Fun fact: You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down…or in this case, type them up. I feel like writing down my plans  and publishing them to the world also makes me feel obligated to carry them out. Can’t face the embarrassment of failing in front of the world! 😳

Without further ado, let’s get into it!

  1. Melt the Fat and Build That Muscle💪

Listen guys. I started working over the summer and was really enjoying it. I was motivated to go everyday and focused extensively on strength training. I have to admit, I got much stronger and I was loving it. Unfortunately, working out for an hour and a half everyday meant my appetite had tremendously grown.

I held preconceived notions, telling myself I had earned this ice cream.🤦‍♀️

Long story short, I GAINED 8 POUNDS. I did a body analysis and turns out, only 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of it was muscle. The rest was fat. I wasn’t too hard on myself because my hormones also happen to be out of whack, but it still hurt.🥺

Naturally, I was devastated and ended up quitting it all together. Last week, I picked up my lazy butt and got back into my routine!  I’ve shifted my gears and am focusing more on cardio, but still not ignoring strength training. I’ve lost four pounds so far, so progress is slowly being made.🥳

2.  Processed Foods Who?

You heard me right! I’ve officially cut chocolate, ice cream, soda, potato chips, and basically anything that comes in a plastic package from my diet. It’s only home cooked food now! I consider this a win-win situation: my six pack dream becomes a reality AND the environment has a little less waste.🙆

My friends in school are pretty irritated at me. I refuse to eat from our school cafeteria (they call it a “canteen” here) because all they serve are fries, burgers, cake, pizza, brownies, and every artificially flavored drink you can think of.

Not gonna lie, its only day four and I’m struggling. I’ve got an extreme sweet tooth so my mouth is always watering. AAAHHHH!!!!😫😫

3. Grow This Blog

You heard it here first! By the end of this month, I’m hoping to achieve 150 followers. Think I have a shot? I know followers don’t mean anything, but you gotta admit, it makes you feel real proud!💃

Regardless, I would prefer comments and genuine discussions below as opposed to followers. I value each one of my followers and I love to get to know you all better.❤️

I’m also trying to post twice a week, as opposed to my schedule of once a week. There’s no doubt that I have plenty of ideas and drafts just waiting to be published. Wish me luck!💚

4.  Get Stronger In My Faith

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a practicing Muslim. Lately (these past two weeks), I’ve been slacking off on my prayers and I feel awfully guilty about it. This is not just a September goal; it’s a lifetime one. I need to become more diligent with my prayers. I’m not sure how I would suggest you to go about this if you’re struggling. All I can say is that it has to be genuine remorse. I feel awful and incomplete. Therefore I want to revert back to my old habits.🤲

5. Write, Write, Write!

A quick search on Google for “Writing Competitions” and you’re all set! I haven’t written professionally, as per se, for years now. I don’t expect myself to win each one, but just the fact that I’m getting back into my writing is super exciting!✍🏼✍🏼

6. Focus On School

Not meaning to brag, but academically I stay focused. Regardless, I’m the type of student who is able to cram two weeks of school work in one day, but still retain it for months to come. I usually start this practice of mine in November, just in time for mid-term exams in December. I’m proud to report that I’ve started this already. 🤗🤗

I don’t think I’m an average teenager, however. I ENJOY studying. Any students reading this, please remind me that I must be insane.😂😂


Well then, looks like my post has come to an end! So sad, I know. Here’s my question for you: What do you hope to accomplish by September’s end? Keeping small, realistic goals are more likely to be achieved than drastic changes! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading all my comments and it puts a HUUUGEEE smile on my face!🥰🥰

Enjoy the rest of your day/night, wherever you may be! It’s time for me to hit the hay here!

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),


Why I Quit Blogging and How I Came Back

Years ago, when I was just a twelve/thirteen year old myself, I created this blog. It started out as a time passer, really.

My family had just moved from the States to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a true culture shock for me, not gonna lie. I was enrolled in an international private school but found myself struggling to adjust within a week. Strange thing is, my younger siblings adjusted just fine! I know it had to with the fact that I was much older. It was really hard to adjust. Perhaps I’ll touch upon my time living in Saudi Arabia in another blog post.

Long story short, I ended up homeschooling myself. A territory no other member of my family (or any of my friends, for that matter) had ventured into. To occupy myself in my free time, this blog was born.

I was very consistent the first year of blogging. I posted movie reviews, Q and A’s, book reviews, my travel experiences, my homeschool life-style, living in the Middle East, and my own short stories.

One day, I just suddenly stopped. And I have conveniently listed the reasons as to why I quit blogging, as well as how I overcame these issues.

  1.  I Became Self-Conscious 

You heard that right! My parents realized that once I hit high-school, it would be too difficult for me to homeschool on my own. Going to an actual school building would give me the life experience they believed I needed. And so, once I realized I would have classmates who may stumble upon my blog, I suddenly retracted from the WordPress community and friendships I had built here.

To this day, I regret that decision. I really, really do. I let my own worries get the best of me when I could have built my blog to its maximum potential. It will haunt me for years to come, no doubt. I guess I was just embarrassed of my posts, even when I had no reason to be.

Now, I seriously could not care less if someone from school found this page. In fact, I would want for it to be discovered because I am proud of what I have built for myself. I want it to be discovered on its own, without the need to send my blog link to my contacts.  It makes me feel…happy and accomplished.

 2. My Family Moved Countries Again

This is actually quite confusing so let me know if you have difficulty following along! After one year of living in Saudi Arabia, it became apparent I would not be able to build a life there. So I packed my bags and went to live with my grandmother in Pakistan.


I moved away from my family to a country where I had, literally, nothing. An American, born and raised, moving to Pakistan. I didn’t even understand the local language (fun fact: I still don’t). I would start my high school here. I want to write about this entire chapter of my life in another post, because it is just too long of a story.

Regardless, moving countries yet again was difficult. Not having my parents or siblings was odd. I became dedicated to my school and catching up on all the work I had missed. At the time, I also did not have a laptop, making writing a difficult idea.

But alas, I know have a laptop, great friends (seriously, the best), and my family is now living here somewhat. 🙂

  3. I Was Lazy and Lacked Motivation

I’m pretty sure I still am. But definitely not as lazy as I used to be. It’s all about balance. Posting on my blog once a week works the best for me. I’m able to fit in working out, hanging out with friends, spending time with my family, and school, while still having some down time to myself.

Writing seemed like a long tedious task, a chore, rather than a hobby. Now, I write from my heart (not actually, more like my brain but you get what I’m saying) and the words just coherently come out. My writing is genuine, and I mean everything I say…er…write.

I realized recently that my life story is rather…unique. People always stare with awe when I recount my years. It made me understand that if people in my day to day life were amazed, there was no reason why the Internet would’t be.

I have to say, the blogging community may be the most sincere, non-toxic place on the internet. My readers were so welcoming and encouraging on my first blog post just last week. Reading the comments puts the biggest smile on my face, honestly! Seeing that REAL PEOPLE ACTUALLY FOLLOWING ME is the greatest thing I could have wanted for myself. It fills my body with endorphins and happiness. Thank you for that!


So there you have it! A light read for y’all. 😀 Now my question is: How did you (yes, YOU) get into blogging? What are your favorite things to blog about?  You may think your answer in boring, but I want to hear it!! Have a great night/day wherever you may be! Don’t forget to smile!!

your fave (you just don’t know it yet),

ayesha ❤