Archives for January 2017

The Son of Two Iranian Immigrants

  This is Naveed. He is the love of my life and the proud son of two Iranian immigrants. His parents both got off planes at JFK and later met and married in New York. Their story is not mine to tell but by any definition, they achieved the American dream in less than a…

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Recently Read v. 7

While I wasn’t blogging for quite some time (this is my 5th post of 2017 so I’ve already blogged more in 2017 than I did in 2016!), I was still reading! I read some great books in 2016. Here’s what I’ve read most recently. Station Eleven Oh my gosh, I loved this book. I have…

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Why We Want the Things We Want

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why it is we want the things we want. In the material sense and also in the life sense. Wanting what everyone else wants is the basis for trends and perhaps is used (albeit inappropriately) in our society to gauge social status. Why is it that so many…

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Everything You Need to Be the Bloggiest Blogger on Instagram

Oh instagram. I love you. And more than that, I love all the instagram shenanigans everyone else does. I want to not like it but I do. And you know you do too. A white rug. What are you even doing if your whole house isn’t white with a side of white? I like to…

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5 WordPress Themes to Refresh Your Blog for the New Year

The most consuming, distracting, and generally frustrating thing about blogging for me has always been the look of my blog. I can easily get distracted browsing themes on Creative Market or Etsy and an hour later, I haven’t written a single word for an actual blog post (you know, the thing you’d actually need the…

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