My name is Marwa Arafa.I am a Political Science Student specializing in both Political Economy and International Law and minoring in Writing. I live in my beautiful Cairo and honestly wouldn’t trade living anywhere else for all the money and treasures of the world. When I leave Cairo I feel like a fish out of the water, I know it sounds cliche but it’s the truth.
If I were to describe myself I would say the following:
I don’t say the phrase ” I am going to lose my mind” among others as I believe it is already gone. I regret a lot of things I have done yet I believe that living without doing them is much worse, I might be wrong though. I don’t judge or at least I try not to. I lie, I cheat, I ruin my life, I save others. I am arrogant and humble, I believe in the necessity of rules to guarantee our pitiful existence yet I don’t oblige to them, I am as fragile as glass and as strong as stone and well I can go on forever but I think you get the idea. Getting in my life is easy staying in it is hard not because I push people away, oh ok sometimes I do but people leave because they can’t put up with me and that’s a whole different story trust me. I don’t know if who I am attempting to explain to you is the me I try to understand to hide from who I have become or the me I am too scared to admit exists. Anyway here I go rambling again pay no attention to me when I do that, don’t worry your pretty little heads trying to get little old me you’ll get better sleep that way, besides getting me is like getting the ungetable and I have no idea if that’s even a word never mind.
If I were to describe my life I would say the following:
Looking out over my life I see patterns. I tend to rush into things without thinking them through fully. I have a stubborn stick-to-itiveness when it comes to problem solving. I’m continually bumping up against the lesson that it’s not all about me, and yet, I can be very generous and would do anything for those I love. I can bask in great stretches of laziness, but also sustain long sessions of productivity with intense focus. My patterns are chock-full of ebbs and flows in enthusiasm, energy and ego. They etch the landscape of my past, my present and will likely form the contours and colours of my future.
We all have patterns in our lives.
All in all that’s pretty much me want to know more. Just Ask!