SKETCHBOOK STORIES | chapter three

14 November 2015

Sometimes a month flashes by on invisible legs and you don't even see it as it waves goodbye, last July was one of those months for me. July was the month of Eid, the month that I travelled to Morocco, the month that I turned seventeen, and the month that I realised heck, I might need to buy a zimmer frame soon, or at least a walking stick, I'm getting old.
it's been three months since July, and it only feels like it's been three weeks: that's the problem with the time, it doesn't stop for anyone, and seems to take pleasure in (seemingly) quickening it's pace when you ask it to slow down. for me, July looked something like this: what did it look like for you?    
july: feelings: trepidation; expectation; appreciation; happiness; contentment; worry, or rather, chronophobia
july: thoughts: keep breathing, the plane will not crash; i don't know i don't know i don't know; eating lunch after a month feels so strange; so i guess i definitely have stopped growing huh; wait, that means i can learn to drive now -- (help!) ; i hope i have nothing i'm not allowed in my carry-on without knowing
july: the small things: people-watching in the airport; sunny days spent playing basketball; creating, in whatever way.; a good book and a drink (yes, cliche. do i care: no.)

8 comments:

  1. I KNOW RIGHT, I can't believe Christmas is next month - time is going way too fast! I love your posts on your sketchbook - it's so pretty!

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    1. THANK YOU, can you believe it's nearly 2016 already?!!?!

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  2. These posts give me life, tbh. YOUR SKETCHBOOK. <3 My ultimate goals tbh. *just sits and basks in beautiful aesthetically pleasingness of your posts and blog*

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    1. High praise indeed! I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENTS, keep em coming. ;)

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  3. Why hello, gorgeous. I ADORE ADORE the first sketch, Hawwa. <3

    & Morocco?! Lady, where as the obvs, amazing pictures from your travels??

    As for your zimmer frame thoughts. 100% relatable to this 20 something. Sometimes, all I want is to stay in bed all day. Tell me, is that too much to ask?

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    1. THANK YOU NUZAIFA! :)
      YES, i know, *hangs head in shame* i've barely had time to look at all my photos myself yet! bUT never fear..I am currently editing a blog post together with the first (of many) photos to come..
      IT SEEMS LIKE IT. *stares at bed longingly*

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  4. Your sketchbook is gorgeous as usual, Hawwa; thank you so much for sharing it with us. July seemed to pass by rather quickly for me, as well - I was lucky enough to travel to my favourite place in the world, and I think forever spent there would not be long enough. I do hope you enjoyed Morocco as well (and it is lovely to hear that your plane did not, indeed, crash ;)) - and I am so looking forward to the photographs. xxx

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  5. What a beautiful post, you are a super good writer (did you know that?) and you always capture your thoughts in the perfect words. I, too, feel the burden of being seventeen (as of October). Should I start driving now?! I should not be allowed on the roads!!!

    You inspire me so much to sketchbook properly. I really should. I want to get a Wreck This Journal.

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