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Homage

There are a few people who I have been disgraceful to lately and I did not give them a proper thanks. I think I can be unthankful sometimes, but, this doesn’t mean I don’t care about people. Usually, I thank people the moment they do something good for me and in many times I just postpone doing that, because, I feel some people deserve something more than just a thank you. But, the real problem is that I always think it in my head and never do it, at least I don’t remember the last time I did it, and I always stop at the limit of an idea.

When I was in high school I remember that one of my goals back then was to pay tribute to my parents, I just knew that I had to do so, but, never knew how or what would be the thing which I have to pay them with.

Mr. Hansen one of my previous students once told me about a book he read Five Languages of Love” He said each one of us has his own love language. Some prefer to have gifts, something material and that’s how they can feel cherished and loved. Some others prefer time; they would like you to spend time with them, to bond with them, and that’s how they feel treasured and loved. I don’t remember the other two love languages. But, I remember the last one which is words of affirmation such as “great job” well done” or just “thank you”. I believe that my love language is words of affirmation; I mean I like it very much when people thank me for something I did, or tell me that I did a good work. I feel motivated, valued, and loved.

I guess that probably comes from my mother’s side, because, whenever I try to thank her for something she did for me, she always gets angry and says “never say that, it’s my job, my duty” which is the same thing I think about when people tell me that I did a good job or thank me for something, I mean I don’t get angry, on the contrary, I feel happy, but also, I feel as if it was my duty or just something that needed to be done. And, Sometimes I get a feeling of dissatisfaction about the “good job” that I supposedly did. Probably, because, I think that there is more to be done, anyways, it’s confusing. And, maybe this is why I get lost in the idea of thanking other people, because, I think it too much.

Recently, I have participated in a project with the Tunisian association “Association Théâtre -forum-Tunisie” I was a performer in a play we were making for the public. And, the main objectives of this project were, on the one hand, to introduce the public to the techniques of “théâtre forum”, “théâtre image”, and theater of the oppressed in general. On the other hand, to raise the public awareness about the elections and their right to practice citizenship as well as to explain why they need to take part in politics, and particularly, in the upcoming local elections.

I really had the most ravishing experience ever. I met with many people that now I am friends with and I had an amazing learning, travelling, and acting experience. So, without think it too much, I hope that this post on my blog would eventually be my ultimate way of paying tribute to all my friend participants in this project, my friend Wessleti Hedi for the opportunity, Mr. Abidi Mohamed and Mrs. Shelly Saida for the training, guidance and teaching about theater f the oppressed and its techniques as well as the opportunity to discover something new about myself and also to discover many places in Tunisia I would never have the chance to explore before.

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EVS vacancy in France

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Call for EVS Volunteer

Location: La Rochelle, France

Period: 08/01/2018 – 08/10/2018

Deadline: 4 September 2017

Avenir en Héritage, non profit association is looking for an EVS Volunteer. The project consist of: created and animate the network of former volunteer, write and publish some article in the website, in social media, make interviews of student and volunteer who has volunteering in an other country and participate to the creation of an internet platform. Promote volunteering, organize and animate some event about Europe, citizenship with others associations like International Student association (ESN, l’AFEV, FJT.). The volunteers involved will become aware of the importance of volunteering and her impact in local communities (in Europe and outside), and how it’s importante wealth creation in “South country”.

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Deadline: 25 August 2017

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9-month project, starting in March 2018!

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Why I want to do EVS?

 

Ever since I was introduced to European Voluntary Service I was fascinated by the idea of volunteering abroad. And, that’s why I am going to write why I want do EVS. I think that F. Scott Fitzgerald said “ I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”

I believe that meeting diversity, making new connections, broadening my experience, enhancing my potential, and gaining knowledge is what I find myself inclined to do.

  • I want to travel  and meet diversity.
  • I want to learn languages and enhance my communication skills in English.
  • I want to explore my potentials through  meeting new challenges.
  • I want to learn and teach  about non-formal education
  • I want to enhance my understanding of people and explore new cultures and traditions. 
  • I want to be able to apply what I can get from an EVS in my future career 

I have been trying to apply for several EVS vacancies now and I am very much hoping that my application would be successful at least in one of them !

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Period: 01/10/2017 – 30/06/2018

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• You are interested in ERASMUS+ projects and you know basic French (it is not obligatory but it will help you to adapt quicker).
• You like working with children and adolescents this will help you as well.
• Finally, you should like chocolate and coffee but if you do not do so yet, France will teach you to 😉
• You’ve got a cool sense of humour and you can bear the fact that it’s not easy to become a Parisian in 9 months ;))
We are looking forward to your CV and motivation letter! Do not hesitate to send your application in any other format that suits you best, however a CV is always helpful to us. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us as well. Our e-mail address is mentioned above!

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My EVS Motivation Letter

 

Motivation letter

Dear Sir or Madame,

It is with great interest that I am applying for a long term EVS position at your organization. After searching a number of opportunities, I have decided that volunteering at “Bureau Information Jeunesse” of Vélizy-Villacoublay is definitely the right decision for me. I think that Volunteering at your already flourishing institution and taking part in your project and your divers activities  not only will give me the chance to meet new people, learn about another culture, enhance my skills, but also it will allow me the chance of becoming a better educator.

My name is Wissem Chaabane, 25, from Tunisia. In 2015, I graduated with a bachelors in English Language, literature, and civilization. After that I have decided to take my masters in philosophy. But, unfortunately I only did one semester and stopped. Moreover, I was a volunteer and an observer for the Tunisian Association for the Integrity and Democracy of Elections. It was an experience, in which, I have learned many things such as what to observe and how to observe during the electoral process. What are the different people involved in the elections, institutions and political parties. I learned how and what to do when I signal any transgressions, how to remain calm and to maintain an objective as well as a professional attitude towards the people involved in the electoral process. It was an uplifting experience where I met very nice people who coached me, I was familiarized with many concepts such as the rule of the law, human rights, transitional government, the electoral process, and the right to vote. And,  I had three badges, because, I have participated in the elections of 2011 and the parliamentary as well as the presidential elections of 2014, and I had two certificates for my efforts and hard work.

Now, I am working as a language helper at Marhababik( a language center and Marhababik means welcome or Bienvenue in our dialect), teaching Standard Tunisian Arabic (Tunisian Dialect) to our foreign participators( Americans, Brazilians…)  using the Growing participators approach to language learning. My main task is teaching the Tunisian dialect, but, at the same time I am helping my participators to adapt to the Tunisian way of living, which involves introducing them to our culture and traditions. Moreover, some of our participators need help with their everyday life such as shopping, using public transportation and it is my job to assist them. These tasks helped me improve mostly my social and organizational skills and I have became more responsible and careful accomplishing my duties. I am really enjoying what I do. And, Ever since, I have started this job, I grow more aware of the social and cultural differences. Through, the long chats I am having with my participators I am always learning new opinions, new perspectives, and new different views of life. Also, I grow more confident and passionate about teaching. I believe this is my main reason why I want to volunteer with you, because, I would like to meet diversity, to learn about others, and discover new perspectives. In addition, My studies in combination with my little teaching experience would assist me significantly to lead good English courses every week in your project “Ateliers linguistiques”.

Thank you for your interest in my application and I hope to be part of your team. Considering my skills, experience and interests I think I will benefit significantly from this opportunity and would be able to apply this experience to a future career. I can assure you that I would be an energetic and committed participant in all the activities. I look forward to hearing from you shortly and I thank you for your time and consideration.

PS: I took the liberty to publish what I wrote, this is my first time I write a motivation letter for an EVS project and I am hoping for some feedback. So, don’t hesitate to give me your insight.

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Dead days are turning into restless nights

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If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you how I have been doing nothing for the several previous months. How I am really frustrated by this fact and furious at myself. It’s a long monotonous setback that is getting profound every morning and violent everyday; you open your eyes in bed in the morning and you realize nothing is going to happen today, you are going to get up, wash your face, and talk to yourself in the mirror about the things you wish and never get, about the things you like and never do, about the thing you’ve become, and the things you would never be.

If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you how my nights are turning into days, and days are becoming nights, as if I am living in a realm beyond the realm of humans, hunting movies and series on my computer screen at night and sleeping more than cats in daylight. Yes, Things have been upside down for a while now, dead days are bleeding into restless nights, trying to find an ultimate escape into the virtual world of the Internet, video games, movies, and fiction; shutting down my thoughts and inner conscience from surfacing, and filling my brain cells with unlimited supply of pixels to maintain a state of numbness and unawareness.

If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I am running out of steam, even the slightest simple pleasures of eating, drinking or having a cigarette are growing tedious. Unable to concentrate or focus on a simple task. I know that there is nothing that stops you from finding yourself, except yourself and that’s what is irritating me even more, because, somehow I am aware that I am sucked into self-destruction. But, at the same time I feel trapped, as if someone is trying to get out from moving sand. The more you lament, or go tough on yourself to take a stand, and find your way out, the deeper you sink into a larger vacuum. A dimension that is twice away from finding yourself, and thrice away from getting back your self-esteem and motivation.

If we were having coffee, I would say thank your  for your time and listening . I know we have just meet and I am already bothering with this much talk. So, tell me how was your week? And how  are you doing ?

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Day three

#Everydayinspiration/ Day 3 

One-Word Inspiration: Silence

 

When I was in high school, I was more of a silent guy. I remember how I used to keep it rather quiet in our everyday’s gatherings around the school. I was not much of a talker, probably, because, I used to take things rather seriously back then. I know that, because, my friends used to always point it out whenever I was reluctant to engage in a conversation of theirs. And, maybe that’s the reason why I used not to have many friends in high school, but, lucky enough to have my best friend Mohamed , with whom I used to share a lot and who was, sometimes, able to understand what I wanted to say.

I think  Shakespeare said that “The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails” (The Winter’s Tale). I guess we both shared something from this quotation. My friend Mohamed was able to understand my lack of words and quiet attitude, probably because he possessed a pure talent of drawing. His innocent sensitivity to capture scenes, landscapes, and portraits from his own angle and perspective have made him acquainted to understand my silence. There were many times where he was able to infer and interpret what was going on in my head or what I was going to say, merely by just checking my face and reactions. He was good in reading people.

As I grow older and went to university, I grow more acquainted with the power of words myself and that’s the reason why I started this blog.  I have seen this quotation for Adolf Hitler in the movie Imperium the other day that says “Words build bridges into unexplored regions” First, I didn’t believe that the quotation was for him, but then, I realized that Hitler’s propaganda had made him a fine orator and furious public speaker. Unfortunately, he  used words to explore awful and twisted places.

Apart from finding this quote surprisingly inspirational, I believe that the best way to expand your mind and branch out with others as well as yourself is with words. Words have taken me to places I’ve never been, made me learn about the kind of person I am, and made me get in touch with my special ideas, feelings as well as to reach out to other people many times better than my Silence.

 

Spreading the Scent

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#WeekendCoffeeshare

If we were having coffee, here and now, we would be having a two-black homemade coffee, with little drops of distilled blossom water in it. Because, you wouldn’t resist the scent or resent the taste, it’s my kind of coffee for an after noon little chat. The place would be somewhere in the old city, somewhere nice and intimate, somewhere that would be our perpetual spot.

If we were having coffee, here and now, we would sink into each other’s eyes, and laugh after our long prolonged stare. We wouldn’t stop until one of us declares ” OK,  let’s stopped right there”. Then, we would start to talk about work and how your boss still treats you like a dork. I would laugh and you would threaten to walk. “I know how much you love your work” So, I grab your hand and beg you not to walk, and  promise to listen without my teasing talk.

 

Finding Everyday inspiration: Day two

#Everyday inspiration/ Day two 

Write a list

I am not sure if I am good in making lists, but, since I have been doing nothing for the last several months and embracing the life of  unemployment, blogging seems more reasonable and fun then doing the same dull things I do every day. I am writing a list of the things I like, to remind myself of the things I cherish and love, of the things I am inclined to do, and of the passions that I need to re-visit.

Things I like/ the unedited list

  • I like to smoke, especially when I am writing a blog post in the middle of the night.
  • I like playing cards
  • I like my morning black coffee
  • I like blogging even if my blog is not that prolific or hasn’t so many followers, but, I like the idea that I will keep writing to achieve it.
  • I am not much of a reader, but, I like to read things that somehow moves or excites me.
  • I like playing football, when I was in high school I was a good football player, at least this is what used to think. Today, I lament that because I turned into a horrible smoker.
  • I like watching movies and series, it the last couple of months I watched so many movies that I could no longer remember their names.
  • I like the family gatherings around the table, the little talk and the usual disputes over the same things over and over again. I like my father’s stories and his ways of telling them- even if I have heard it before- I just keep listening, because they are always funny.
  • I like the first morning fresh and wet air, the beautiful and natural colors that loom in the sky just minutes before the sunrise.
  • I like the late night short walks into the city’s deserted streets.
  • I like to read and watch documentaries about the history of World War 2

 

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Day One

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Why I write ?

We are all humans,  we look the same on the outside, bones, body ,and flesh.But, on the inside, sure  we may share the same set of emotions of anger, happiness, frustration, or guilt. However, what we don’t share is the thing that set those emotions to flow in the first place, the story and its conditions.

When I started to blog in 2014, I was really impressed by the power of word press and the idea where you can have a space to write and express myself, to help myself improve my language practice to turn my daily routines into worth reading stories that  will help me improve my English language practice.

I remember when I first wrote something in English that got my English teacher’s intention. I was in mid-school and the task was to write a little description in order to trap  tourists to visit your country.

The second time I really felt my Teacher’s interest in my writing was when I had 16 and I was in secondary school and it was a lesson we had in class about keeping a diary, I never kept a diary. Siting to write your everyday’s routine back then seemed like a seriously silly task when writing your true one diary was outside playing.

I wrote a small paragraph about friendship that really had my teacher and friends intention. I remember how I said that somehow we don’t chose our friends and partners in life, it’s more up to coincidence and predestined events. and friendship is more of an interconnection that is not conducted by any reasons.

Maybe what I wrote was truly silly or didn’t make sense, but what really got me at that time was the way words come to me flowing smoothly, many times I felt like I knew every word I used, every time  I embrace a thought I just find the right exact word to describe it, and not only that, most of the time I remembered the exact page where I read those words and where to find them.

Actually that feeling has abandoned me since I turned into my Twenties,or so I would like to think, Or maybe some part of me have created this blog  to chase back that old moment of perfect clearness and transparency that has encapsulated my thought back then.

 

Northern Tunis Prepares For Three Days Of Art – Tunisialive

Tunis is to stage a three day arts’ festival, pulling together artists from all over the country and the world. Starting tomorrow, the Chouftouhonna festival draws together a wide range of artistic disciplines ranging from photography, music and movie screenings to workshops on how attendees can create unique works of their own. The festival, …

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Tunisian students wave Swastika during their baccalaureate sports celebrations

The sports celebrations has become an annual festivity and an important event that dominates our high schools at the end  of each year. A celebration, in which , every high school  strives for prominence through making the best (Dakhla) show. But, does waving a Nazi swastika make a good show, especially  if your high school is in Djerba, Tunisia, where a large number of Jews are supposed to be your neighbors.

 Actually, this is not the first time that such a thing occur. Last year too, the same action took place in another high school  with Hitler’s portrait and the event took a large public controversy on social media.  This irresponsible actions do not only questions the poor judgment and the poor knowledge of the 20th century history of our  high school students ,whom after passing the baccalaureate exams are going  to graduate and attend college next year, but also, raise the question of how much our Ministry of education, teachers, and school staff are supervising our kids in schools.

Personally , I hate the celebration not only because it can lead to such a reckless actions, but also, because the baccalaureate sports are essentially an exam and a test in the first place that is supposed to reflect the students commitment, physical fitness, and discipline. However, at the same time I do sympathize with our high school students and their striving for competition, because, I believe that they are unconsciously repressed. Actually, the use of swastika or Hitler’s portrait depicts not only what is going on in the heads of our teenagers and their approach to what is happening in their country of bloodshed, terror, and hostility. But also, it is associated with Daesh (Islamic State) and what is going on world-wide. Moreover, I think that Hitler’s portrait or the notion of swastika does indeed reflect  the lack of supervision, monitoring , and the sense of an idol among our future college boys.

Honestly, I do blame the Ministry of education for not only allowing such an appropriate celebration during an exam. But also, for misplacing our students energy and distracting their focus. In addition, I wonder why there is no real sports or cultural events and activities that take place between the high schools where students can turn their energy into something better and more targeted.

When I was in high school such activities were very rare and sometimes never happens. Indeed,  we didn’t even have clubs or any cultural activities. I remember that I had taken a drawing class as an option in my last year before graduation to learn a thing or two about art and painting techniques, and of course ,because, I wanted to avoid our 3rd language class.

To conclude, I believe such actions will occur again until we take a look into the social and psychological reasons that led to such a behavior that, though, took place last year and witnessed a massive critics on social media and television, they re-occur again with more gravity especially if you are attacking your neighbor.

 

Expectations in return

Thanks, Hindsight

How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your predictions come true, or did you have to face a curve ball or two?

To be honest, I didn’t really set myself a list of resolutions for 2016. First, I am not really that kind of people who really set some goals and  work hard to accomplish them. Second, I believe that the unexpected things that we never think about them are,in fact, the most expected things that happen to us, when we are being too busy managing what we have to expect in the first place. But, this is just me and I am sure that there are many people who prefer to set their goals for every year and try hard to work them up.

To predict what will happen to us in the future is something very important today for many people to make their visions, to set their goals , to find out their ambitions,and to know what they precisely want. Ultimately, to see things clearer and make the right plan for those visions, goals, and ambitions that they have always wanted. To foresee is many people’s new power to control what would happen next and to create your own future.

To future utility ,we foreshadow our new big jobs, our fancy new dresses, our new big homes, our new cars, our big arrangements of marriage, engagement, or divorce, our new reading list, our educational plans, our coming new-born babies, our money savings… too many our(s) to count and expect. Expectations so high, based on very calculated analysis, measures, some wishes and hopes that would create within every one of us some sort of delusional satisfaction that there would be a better future. A future that you are totally in control of.Is man really capable of controlling his own future? to create it ? to hold it? are we really aware of the magnitude that we possess, that we can make history?

I know that an answer to this questions will need very calculated analysis, but, I am not into the calculated analysis. I am more in the random uncalculating analysis, still not aware of what I am capable or incapable of,still dwelling, still unaware of history or circumstance.

Sometimes, I get mad at myself, feeling that I may be the only one with this things in mind. I decide to replace random with planned, incapable with capable,and unaware with aware. It just does not seem to last long, very soon that decision mitigate quite sharply living more space for randomness to fill the place.

I just want to assume that facing a random unexpected curving ball … or two may be more exciting than facing a calculated expected one…Just don’t panic, both ways can work.

Evil…Money or man?

As I have been going through some financial troubles lately, I was not able to think clearly and all I can actually think about was this saying by the famous English writer Oscar Wide ” when I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know it is”. Well Wide had to get old in order to realize that money was important, however, I am only 23 and I have just knew that without money life can be a nightmare.

I wonder if it has always been this way. For may father’s generation and his father before him, money had its significance, but, only as a means not as an end. Today, it is more complicated, I think. Money is a means for some people, for others it is an end.However, for a third part it is a means and an end to make more money, to enslave people, to control minds, and to dominate governments as well as entire countries.

I must stop wondering, it has always been this way. Is money the reincarnation of evil ? Or is it just as the poorest who will always use those words to mitigate their despair and bad luck to have less. Nowadays, it appears that people anywhere whether they are from a developed or a developing country- most of the time from developing counties-  you can tell their social ranks not only from their appearances, but also from their bank accounts. Tell me how much do you put into your bank account I tell you the place you can have in this society. It has always been this way, who am I trying to convince here ? It must be since the British Industrial Revolution and the invention of banks that things turned this way. It was a particular event where farmers turned into merchants, merchants into big entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs into business tycoons.

Although, some of us tend to agree that money is the root of evil. I believe it is a very pivotal necessity of life. If money is the root of evil, it must be a necessary evil. Because, no matter how much you have, the answer will always be Thank you… more please.

 

 

Some people …sink !

 

When I saw her for the first time, I was not sure if I liked her or not. Of course, I was fascinated by the way; she talked and handled conversations, as if she used to do it many times before. She was not afraid to talk to boys or ask where they are from. She had a noticeable power over her listeners.

We were all sitting around the pair of giant palm trees. I was observing the way she talked vividly of the things she knew; of the way, she described herself, and the way she laughed. She did not take a long time to notice my quietness. I was not ready to chat with her, though; I knew she would ask me something finally.

I did not want to be asked, instead, I wanted to keep watching.

I read in a book that “sometimes we tend to like the qualities that we do not have”. Her mesmerizing charisma had enchanted me. I knew what I wanted, I wanted to be friends with her, I wanted to win her, and she was the perfect combination of self-confident young woman and a compelling orator.

To me she was that right model that we have inside our minds, that we never speak or describe to anyone . Watching her was like observing a shining rainbow after a light rain, colors so faint and delicate, the more you gaze into the more you wonder where they come from and where they go.

As she stood to change her place and sat just right next to me, I noticed that she was taller than I was, with a long black curling hair,  dark eyebrows, round face, and sweet honey eyes. Her skin was like a faint brownie wheat that smelled fresh and  refreshing.

I didn’t here what she said when she sat, that  instant of time was a moment of transcendence …  when I woke the school bell was ringing , my friends were laughing at my foolishness

And She  already left…

 

Why study Philosophy ?

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Why study philosophy is the important question that I have been asked all over this week from my friends or the people who learn that I am taking a Master in philosophy, particularly, those people I have met in class and one teacher that happens to be the head of our Philosophy Department.

Since I have enrolled at the beginning of this month in this Master I have denied myself to answer the question. I was not going to get back to class this year, so why I bother to find an answer.

First, I don’t know why I have chosen to study philosophy, but as I knew that I won’t have a chance to continue my Master’s in English last June after graduation. I had two alternatives, either I choose philosophy or sociology. Honestly, my inclinations were in the favor of the latter, but as it was not easy to apply and that I may waste my time for applying to something I may not get I have decided to apply for a Master’s in philosophy.

In our university there are two kinds of specialties in philosophy, the first one was for those who already had their License Degree in philosophy and spend three years doing it. The second one was open for those who had been studying  in different fields such as Arabic literature, English language, history… .

I have asked myself this question many times and all I can find out was that staying at University is better than staying home unemployed for example. I may not have an answer now, but, I may find out when I study philosophy or I maybe not.

I sometimes realize  that I am not good in making my own decisions that’s why I keep it open, or maybe that’s why I choose philosophy because it is also an open area open to different people, to different interpretations, and to different topics and questions.

the Main reason I am writing this post is not only to try to explain to myself why I’ve chosen to study philosophy, but also because I have been called by some of my classmates  a Stranger to philosophy an out-caste, because, I don’t come from philosophy as my main specialty as most of them do. It is like philosophy is an exclusive privilege for people who only study it.

The way I see it, philosophy is open to everyone, even if you don’t get it much. And, I don’t really get it much, but I ‘ll try my best, especially after I was called an out-cast. I will try to use this as a challenge and strive to do my best.

 

Hand full of nothing

It has been a while since i wrote something on my blog. it is not that i can’t find a topic to talk about anymore,but because i am getting into a routine that i can’t get myself out of it.

I am currently unemployed, it has been 5 months, I hate all my laziness and boredom and doing nothing. well i am only unemployed for 5 months and I just hate myself. it’s only five months, what if i have 2 or 4 years of unemployment. how is it going to be like? super crazy. unfortunately, this is what you get here in Tunisia after you graduate, you go home,you stay , wait… wait a little more … come back tomorrow… next day?! and here it goes 5 months and nothing happens. the Government,you said ! well yeah still have more problems than unemployment…. revolution against indignity, unemployment, and corruption is twisted by knives and killed by association. an echo of a revolution that is mitigating  day by day  as the voices of the world  are getting louder and louder.

Getting a job is a mirage or perhaps a privilege, fighting terrorism must have a clear public strategy. half measures will not stop the killing or those crazy Jihadists. an educational system won’t change much or be cured if you only change time tables or the schedule of the exams.

I did not write for a while not because i can’t find a topic as you may see, but, because there are too many I guess. Our country is having plenty of public discussions every week, everyday, and every hour. Discussions that , sometimes, seem too real to be true, too mixed up to understand.

 

Recalled; Daily prompt

Personal space

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers?

How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it?

When I started to blog, my intention was clear. Even if you look at the blog’s title. Thoughts and some happenings. I indented to write about my own thoughts, to speak my mind, and to express my opinion about the different daily subjects that I encounter. “Some happenings” also utter that I will write about the different events that I may bump into.

That was my apparent intention from creating this personal space. However, as a university student studying English I also wanted to help myself enhance my writings in place that does not require you to write in an academic way. In addition, it gives you the freedom to try different ways of writing and most certainly, it does not need to be formal and accurate.

I begin to undertake some of the daily prompts that I liked and made me unlock my mind. It is a great way to create a blogging habit, a healthy one. However, I think me more into creating bad habits than good ones. I only select the prompts that I like or the ones that fill me with some inspiration. That’s the reason why my blog is not prolific. After that, I wrote many other posts about school and daily routines.

Now after almost one year of blogging I believe that I need to take my blog to the next level and beyond daily prompts. If I want to enlarge my readers, I believe that I need to write more about literature or sports or philosophy or politics or anything that maybe of interest to me or my potential readers. I certainly write because I enjoy writing and it is a way to improve my writing, but also we write so that others read us, share our thoughts, agree or disagree with them or even enrich our posts with new perspectives.

Every blog is a place for self-expression and unlocking creativity, whether; you are keeping a diary, writing about food, your travel adventures or book reviews. It is good to know that there is someone; somewhere is reading what you write. And, if you are blogging consistently you will always attract more readers.