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Confessions of a fellow introvert

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I’m not sorry I need space from time to time, that sometimes I find comfort in books and not in people, I’m not sorry that I get nervous around new people and that I’m loyal to my small circle of friends. But I AM sorry for sometimes being distant, for sometimes not wanting to go out, for being silent at times, I know that I should sometimes try harder, try harder to burst out of my bubble, to not give in to thoughts and feelings that consume my mind and keep me behind.

People often mistakenly perceive someone as shy when in fact, that person is simply an introvert. While a shy person is afraid to speak up, an introvert is simply overstimulated, however, psychologists found that both traits may overlap but to a certain degree.

It’s not that they hate social gatherings or they don’t have friends, it’s just that their social battery dies faster than usual people, and that’s why personal time is a must for them to recharge and regain their social energy. They get nervous when they are asked to mingle with new people, not that they wouldn’t like them, they would just feel pressured and out of their comfort zone.

Let me talk from my personal experience about the upsides of being an introvert, and befriending one. First off, we’re real! If we don’t like you, it will show. If we’re not comfortable around you, we’ll keep our distance, so you will never really have to worry about what we actually think or feel because it shows. We hate small talks and appreciate real long ones, when a beloved one is in need for attention, we give them all the energy that we have.

We love to meet up with our small circle, but we also crave the moment we get home and be alone with our thoughts. I, personally, am loyal to a certain TV series because it gives me a sense of comfort and familiarity. What can I say, we have some weird rituals!

I’m writing this with the hope that our close circle would understand this and wouldn’t blame us for sometimes canceling plans, and for appreciating solitude. Because it’s who we are at the end of the day and it is what makes us so loyal. And to those who will relate, don’t be sorry you’re introvert, I know I am not!

 

 

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AU commissioner Amani Abou-Zeid Chosen Among 100 Influential Women in Africa

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The leading PR and Rating firm ‘Advance Media‘ has included Dr. Amani Abouzeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy H.E. in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019.

This is gives up such pride as Dr. Abou-Zeid is the only Egyptian woman to be selected in this prestigious list that features inspirational women of whom are considered to have done an outstanding job in inspiring the next generation of African women.

The list represent 100 women from 35 different African countries, who are contributing positively in the community and are changing the feminine narrative.

The list includes presidents, diplomats, board chairs, CEOs, commissioners, scholars, politicians and philanthropists, notable among them are: Ethiopia’s President H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, Liberia’s Vice President H.E. Jewel Taylor, Namibia’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, United Nations Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amina J. Mohammed and former presidents, H.E. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza. 

In addiction to featuring young female activists such as AU Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, Farida Bemba Nabourema and Ilwad Elman.

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‘Bela Plastic’: Initiative Launched in Dahab To Limit The Use of Plastic

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Bela Plastic‘ campaign is an initiative launched in Dahab in an effort to protect the environment and marine life in Dahab.

President of the City Council of Dahab, Tarak El-Baz announced the launch of the initiative in early July, the campaign will include workshops and trainings to help raise awareness about the danger that plastic use impose on the marine life. These workshops will be targeted towards the hotels and restaurants, where plastic is most used.

Moreover, banners and warning signs will be placed across the city of Dahab as another way of spreading awareness and caution to tourists. What’s even more impressive is that volunteer tourism organizations and a number of dive centers will take part in the initiative by cleaning up the beaches of Dahab.

Such a remarkable step follows a decision that was taken three months ago by Governor Ahmed Abdullah to ban the single-use plastic in the Red Sea governorate. 

Another initiative was launched in South Sinai reserve called “Khali al-Bahar Yetnafes”, also targeting the hotels and resorts. Aiming to raise more awareness on the critical issue of single-use plastic.

We hope to see the results of these initiatives very soon, and for the outcome to be apparent in the next few months, especially with Dahab being a touristic destination for its environment and stunning marine life that attracts many tourists, preserving its sites is certainly a must.

 

 

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The Nile Branch of Gold’s Gym Partially Drowns

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Footage of the fitness center Gold’s Gym collapsing and partially drowning in the Nile is currently circulating the social media!

No further information of the incident was provided and no injuries have been reported so far, hopefully everyone got out safely during the evacuation.

 

 

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