self reflection

  • Egostroms

    farahqutub June 10, 2021

    Ego is your worst enemy. You can’t do whatever you want, whenever you want. It won’t allow you to forgive easily. It has a better memory than you. It forces you to adhere to certain standards. It blinds you from your own faults. Ego is your best friend. You can’t do whatever you want, whenever you want. It won’t allow you to forgive easily. It has a better memory than…

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  • Cabin Fever

    farahqutub April 1, 2020

    15 years later, I finally decided to recreate my dad’s old office that sits right next to my bedroom. Who knew an engineer could have so many old school monitors paired with handwritten scribbles on a yellow notepad labeled 10/06/97. We had a pure fax machine and a laminator we didn’t even know existed. I spent hours reading through chicken scratch just to get in touch with who my dad…

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  • Quarter-tine century life crisis

    farahqutub March 24, 2020

    Picture this: It’s 2020. You just turned 25 while a virus called COVID-19 has ordered a quarantine for the entire nation. You’re on lockdown with a handful of new wonderful, friends that you’ve been blessed to mesh with. Just making 1001 TikToks and decorating COVID-25 tees. The clock hits 12 and for once you’re not distracted by blasted, overplayed music remixes that you dance insanely to anyway. Or even city…

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  • Making My Muse

    farahqutub December 13, 2019

    Have you ever been guilty of consistently keeping yourself busy so you wouldn’t have to be alone with your thoughts for 15+ minutes? Whether that’s dealing with small talk in social circles, activities that don’t require any mental willpower, jumping from relationship to relationship and never just being content with oneself. People will say “Get a hobby“, “Hang out with your friends“, “Learn to be happy alone“, “Build Yourself,” as…

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