I had the most wonderful of birthdays this year. I was lucky to be surrounded by magnificent people who showered me with so much love and affection and kindness; I thought I must have been a saint in a previous life.
I have come to the conclusion that I’m in that stage in my life where I’ve carefully hand-picked the people I want around me and I’ve done a marvellous job of it. All the people I call my best friends are nothing short of my family members. And my family members are my very best friends. And that’s where happiness lies, isn’t it? When the two intersect, and you never run short of love?
Reader, I am in a beautiful place in my life. I am content and joyous and blessed and thankful and satisfied and happy and happy and in love. And even though my comfort zone has been shaken by this, I am most excited to announce that thanks to my beautiful and amazing family of best friends, I am now a published author!
Strip the Paperback version (which you can purchase here!) is a compilation of my works of poetry from December 2010 until June 2013. This book is the collective effort of my best friend and publisher Meshael Al Blehed and my beautiful friends Nora Al Madhi and Nora Abdullah. I could never fully express my love and gratitude for all they’ve done for me.
I hope whoever purchases this book enjoys it fully. And to whoever does: thank you so much for the support!