The last 3 days of summer

Hey.

Hi. My intro’s are still as awkward as ever. Today’s post is just to update you on one minor (or major) change to my blog, that is; my site name. I have switched my blog to a self-hosted site which also means that you are now on ‘auburnrhyme.com’. Watching my blog grow the way that it has this summer has motivated me to decide to self-host a little earlier than I had anticipated.

A great big thank you to anyone out there who reads my posts and supports my writing. I appreciate your feedback.

Before you click exit, I have a question.

Since ‘school’ season is around the corner, I have a few post ideas in mind – such as,

  • what’s in my bag
  • my school/university study essentials
  • class routine

Let me know what you would like to see on my blog this September in the comments.

and I would love to hear any suggestions of your own. Though my blog is ran off of my random train of thoughts and what I feel I need to say, I would like to accommodate posts that my regular readers would like to read.

I don’t know about you, but my mind automatically categorises the end of August as the end of summer, even if the weather says otherwise. So I hope you enjoy your last three days of summer.

Rimsha

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Let’s Blog 

My ideas are usually random and are the product of daydreaming over a cup of tea, however this idea has been brewing in my mind for quite a while now, and that is; Guest Blogging. 

It’s been a year since I created this blog and the idea of guest blogging has always attracted me. Before I begin, I would prefer if the posts were more like ‘swaps’, as me and my posts would need somewhere to go for the time being too.

So, if you’re interested in swapping posts to guest post on my blog (with the post being written and created by you) or to collaborate on a subject and create a blog-post together, or you’re interested in guest posting but have an idea of your own that I haven’t mentioned, then comment on this post and email me at:

rimsharasul8@gmail.com

I understand that the themes and issues on my blog tend to vary between poetry/prose, lifestyle and societal issues (and whatever else I’m feeling on the day) so guest posting is open to any topic & anyone who is interested, however all I ask is that the content of the post is of high quality and that you dedicate sufficient attention to your writing – as I do. 

I hope you’re having a wonderful day and that this rather vague invitation is of some interest to you. Don’t hesitate in emailing me to simply exchange ideas. 

Happy blogging!

Rimsha 🎈

*as always, this too was a self-illustrated blog post*

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Seamless 

I have been meaning to word-vomit my feelings all week, but I guess some things are just meant to be done on a Sunday afternoon (or at least, thats the excuse I make for the lazy writer within me). 

To be fair to myself, I did try once or twice but I couldn’t seem to articulate my emotions onto paper.

Big words are a distraction. There. I said it. Big words, lengthy labels and bright socks on a monochrome outfit are all distractions. Most of my posts tend to sway in the direction of blankly describing the kind of world we live in, I rarely address the world’s that live within us. 

If you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be born/currently living in a generation that openly accepts individuality. We each have our own tastes and even reading prefrences, I mean today alone thousands of bookstores worldwide opened their doors to Potterheads awaiting the eighth story. 

It’s ok to love anime but not speak a word of Japanese. Or wear pink on a Tuesday instead of a Wednesday, and ultimately be you; but in all of our original glory – we’re still expected to be perfect. Seamless almost.

I’m forever telling my friends that it’s only human to make mistakes, we’re told that on a regular basis. Yet we don’t practice what we preach. I mean, when do we ever really forgive even the most genuine of mistakes. 

When do we really consider what a person might be going through or the state of mind they have to stand alone to on a daily basis. 

To take things at surface value is a shallow habit that most, if not all of us do regularly. We only accept flaws to a level that we’re comfortable with, because it’s much easier to name & shame, right? 

I believe we are more distracted by the idea of acceptance rather than actually accepting. 

Progression and self improvement is a world within us that grows with new experiences and knowledge. Point being, we learn to accept ourselves and people around us once we have the understanding to know that perfection, a perfect face a perfect body or a perfect character is a myth. 

Doodle reference taken from @ridabee (Instagram)

Each of us is drowning in our own hardships and are in search of our own paradoxical reasoning to make sense of this world. Think before acting upon permeable judgements of someone,

And watch as the burden starts to feel just a little lighter. 

* it may surprise you to know that this was a self-illustrated blogpost, and the doodles are in fact my own, no – they have not been drawn by a three year old* 

I hope you’re having a wonderful day, 

Rimsha. 

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