Journal

Journals serve as my digital notebook– here I share accounts of the thought-provoking moments in my life as well as my new creative undertakings. I try to document the nuance of my thoughts on a particular matter and use this space to refine my opinions on and understanding of the world around me.

Turning the Decade (12/13/2019) - The last few days of the decade are nigh, and I just realized I haven’t made a single post here since January. How can a whole year have gone by since I heard the Strokes and made a post about it? It’s easy for me, as a creator, to look back and feel lost in…
Oblivius: A Gallery (1/24/2019) - There exists a dissonance when you finally acknowledge that which had previously gone unnoticed. It’s all subconscious consumption and blissful unawareness until you wake up one morning in a bed you’ve woken up in dozens of times before to find yourself someplace new– it is here you find yourself, once oblivious, now in love over…
Confessions of A Troubled Writer (11/24/2018) - Hello. It’s been a while. Quite a while, actually. As per the title, welcome to my confession-session about being smacked in the face brutally hard with some good ol’ writer’s block. This is a surprising occurrence as I was certain all my new and exciting experiences abroad would surely open up the creative gates to…
Desert Daze (9/26/2018) - I am in love with the desert. The jagged canyon walls and sandstone mountains surround you in a world of muted reds and pinks. You come home to the city covered in dust: orange stains between your toes and fingers and you are pulling grit out of the ends of your hair. Dark orange sand…
Feral (9/20/2018) - I strongly believe every stray cat in this country is out to get me. Most of them look like this and try following me home: There’s an old Arabic myth I once heard that if you want to curse someone, you write their name on a piece of paper and sew it shut into a…
The Dead Sea (9/18/2018) - I went out with some friends from my program and took a mini-adventure to the dead sea last week! It was wonderful, salty, muddy, hot and honestly, everything burned. The salt content is no joke, it literally felt like swimming in zero-gravity. Definitely slathered that mud on there too, we are talking the real deal dead…
Ruins (9/13/2018) - Just a few days shy from two full weeks here in Amman and so much has happened already! Downtown is always bustling, from indie movie screenings to rooftop hookah lounges, downtown at Rainbow Street is the place to be every Thursday night (Thursdays = Fridays here.) I actually might be participating in a poetry slam…
City of Hills (9/5/2018) - Update: didn’t die! My flight from Seattle to Chicago was a little nerve-wracking, as it was my first flight alone. Also, the Chicago airport really needs to up their signage, my god. But I found my gate and all is well! The flight from Chicago to Amman was grueling. A whole eleven hours stuck up…
Pre-Departure Reflections (9/1/2018) - I am currently typing the start of this journal from a golden bubble bath at 7am, seething with both anxiety and glitter. I am sure this will be posted far later today, but for the record, I am bathing and freaking out. Today is my last full day in the U.S. of A. and my…
Fire Season (8/23/2018) - Of course, it’s when the Earth’s lungs are sputtering with smoke and screaming for help that she gives us the most beautiful sunsets.

Origin Story (8/17/2018) - Hey there! Welcome to So Nadine Writes where I, Nadine, write. Incredible, right? I’ve been making creative content for as long as I can remember and have finally decided to create a home base to publish a lot of it online! This site serves mostly as an archive to help organize my creative stuff for…