I am an American, Muslim, Pakistani, Woman. And after being born (to a traditional Pakistani house-wife and an imam) in Magburaka, Sierra Leone and living in five other places in the past several years, I have been fortunate enough to travel and see a few places around the world (mostly in the US though…along with a couple other countries…so far). I’ve seen amazing places, made incredible friends and have learned a lot.
If you ask my friends, they will tell you that I love planning parties, eating/making food, organizing trips, and just going on different kinds of adventures and dragging them along (in particular that one time where I took them rowing with me and got us stuck)…basically always “on the move.”
I like to live by Rumi’s quote “beauty surrounds us” simply because as much as I hated moving around (From Sierra Leone to Pakistan to the US in Houston, TX to Silver Spring, MD to Chino, California and now in Chicago, IL) , I realized I should embrace it and find new places and make new friends and do new things and make the most of it! Most people live their whole lives in one place and although at some point I would love to stay still, I don’t think I’d change a thing.
I want this blog to be about embracing the present and enjoying life to the fullest! I want to share my explorations, recipes and creativity and hope to inspire you to go out and see the places around you that you never knew existed, make a meal from scratch, and bring out the creative genius in you!
I hope you stick around to check it all out and please feel free to comment and leave any suggestions on what you see so far. 🙂
If you want to figure out where to start from I’d check out this post first, it’s all about how I moved to Chicago, Illinois from Chino, California.
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