Introvert to the core, but I'm pretty sure I have everyone fooled I'm not.
The Birth of Pretty On Fridays
PRETTY ON FRIDAYS has since evolved for me. Learning not to measure my worth based on my physical appearance has been a journey. After the universe threw me (ok beat me with) a bunch of lemons back in 2022, my newsletter turned into the beautiful upgrade of PRETTY ON FRIDAYS I wasn't expecting. True to my name, delivered to your inbox every Friday, are all the things that sparked reflection or brought me joy that week. It's something I've grown incredibly proud of, truly enjoy creating, and something that makes me stupidly happy every Friday.
If you know me well, you know what I mean when I say I'm an avid thanker. I'm the type of person that if you do something even remotely nice to me, I will thank you a million times, be eternally grateful and never forget.
And because Lebanese people are notorious for mixing Arabic, French, and English in every day language, I had the perfect name for your little avid thanker: "Merci Ktir," a commonly used phrase in Lebanon and one that I use way too much. Merci means thank you in French, and Ktir (pronounced KTEER) means a lot in Arabic.
I couldn't think of a better way to tie in my roots, while expressing gratitude for every single one of you that subscribe.
"The biggest challenge in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else."
~E. E. Cummings
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I couldn't be prouder to be Lebanese
Early mornings are my favorite.
I have an irrational fear of steep hills. Seriously, don't laugh.
I love playing pranks. Ask some of my co-workers, they're still traumatized.
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Thrifting art I don't need
Looking at houses I can't afford
Event Planner. I throw a damn good party.
Nachos, sour gummies, anything garbage.
Mountains with a beach view.
The Real Housewives