Great Minds are Young

I miss me!

Posted on: July 21, 2016

It’s been almost 3 long long years since I updated this blog! I, however, have been visiting it very frequently, reading all posts over and over again, remembering the great minds I had the chance to meet, teach, inspire and empower (hoping they still remember me), and fighting a growing desire to reactivate it.

In truth, I stopped writing here on purpose, and sometimes even thought of deactivating my blog, because its purpose existed no more. It was meant to celebrate the talents and skills of the great young minds I encountered when I was a teacher and lost contact with when I started my own business. It might not seem like a valid convincing reason, but this blog was never about me, it has always been about them… Without their input, their talents, their minds, and their creativity it will struggle to survive defeating its own purpose.

But despite all that, I was never able to shut it down! The emotional connection I have with it is particularly tremendous. When I’m here I feel like skimming through an old family album filled with great memories and beautiful people. Every time I talk about it or read its content I feel nostalgic, proud, happy but also sad. I miss it a lot, I miss the passion that drove me to start it, I miss the strong belief I had in the young minds, I miss the enthusiasm and creativity of those I taught and inspired me. I miss the great sense of achievement and pride I had when succeeding in making someone believe in his or her talent and potential, and eventually draw, snap, paint, write or develop something… I miss me 5 years ago.

Tonight, like a lot of other late nights at the office, I needed to disconnect from the corporate world, so I logged in here and started reading my favorite posts and visiting my students’ work. But unlike any other night, I felt an irresistible urge to write again and revive this space that has always been a safe peaceful haven to me. I felt like writing to all those I believed in and all those I will believe in. I felt like writing for myself, for them, and for nobody at all…

Tonight, I decided that I will keep visiting, start writing again and reconnect to an old me that, despite its big resemblance to the current me, fills me with a lot of peace, energy, determination and passion. All very much needed at the moment 😉

It feels great to be back… Good night, and see you soon!


6 Responses to "I miss me!"

I miss you, your spirit and your passion. I’ve been waiting for this post for as long as I remember. Welcome back to this safe spot that you’ve made for us, your students, to share everything we have to offer.
Thank you for starting this in the first place 5 years ago and thank you for always believing in our talents regardless of what they were.
The best part of the transition to high school was this blog, I remember how our classes were anything but the ordinary and even our connection with you was never just like any other student teacher relation. You were our mentor and guide through every part of the transition showing us what to do and helping us comprehend how to deal with everything altogether. The blog was our safety blanket that helped us spread our little wings into the world.
Thank you for writing here again, I love you and miss you so much.

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Jude!!! I miss you sooo much! Your words mean the world to me; they gave back to this blog its very purpose and gave me a unique feeling of pride and achievement that only great minds like yours can give me, and for that I thank you!
Yalla, help me bring life back to this place that we all like. Send me your writings, opinion pieces, creative ideas, or anything that you’d like to share with me and others. Let’s reconnect with the old gang and hangout here again and show the world once again that “Great Minds are Young” 🙂
Love you!


I am so glad to see that you have been back on this blog. Memories are rushing back, when I opened to see your new blog post, memories that have been buried were revived. I am glad to have been once your student. You are one of the few teachers that have inspired me, and glad to have been calling my teacher. You taught us many life lessons, you have made our school year full of different adventures. I hope you are doing great and best of luck on your future posts. With love❤


Thank you Areej! It means the world to me! keep in touch dear ❤


Today’s my first visit to your blog, and by reading this very first post, I feel like I am home already. Few are the bloggers out there that can really make me feel comfortable while reading what they post. You’ve been always rich with content, and information so why not sharing. You don’t need to go back and be that teacher in order to continue what you started, consider me as one of your new students and post more often. All the luck with all the choices you take chanty.


I would be a very flattered proud teacher!!! Thanks Elie and welcome home! 😉😊


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    • Chantal Chahine Assaad: I would be a very flattered proud teacher!!! Thanks Elie and welcome home! 😉😊
    • Elie Abd: Today's my first visit to your blog, and by reading this very first post, I feel like I am home already. Few are the bloggers out there that can reall
    • Chantal Chahine Assaad: Thank you Areej! It means the world to me! keep in touch dear <3
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