in the belly of the fish

Nur Banu Simsek
an archive of things i read, wrote, listened to, loved, grappled with, longingly looked at, and otherwise consumed in one way or another
Created 01 Jan 2021
  • 8/21 in the belly of the fish
    02 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Hi friends! Hope you are all having a lovely time and gearing up for the last stretch of 2021. Life is good in this corner of the world and there are, at any point in time, more than a million things ...
  • 7/21 in the belly of the fish
    02 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    Happy August friends! Let me first share with you some of the videos I have watched this past month that have left me in complete awe. I can’t embed all of them because NBC doesn’t allow it, but I wou...
  • 6/21 in the belly of the fish
    06 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    I know I am a few days late with this post but you need to be gracious with me as I am now an elderly woman 🎂 June was super fun, not just because it housed my birthday, but also because of all the f...
  • 5/1 in the belly of the fish
    02 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy June! ☀️ 🌴 🍦 I felt like May was so long and time was abundant and I am so grateful for that because I accomplished a bunch of things that I am proud of and didn’t feel like I was being chased...
  • 4/1 in the belly of the fish
    02 May 2021 • 2 min read
    Ramadan Kareem all! We are headed into the last 10 days of the best month of the year, and it’s already bittersweet. I pray that for everyone celebrating, these last 10 days are even more fulfilling a...
  • 3/21 in the belly of the fish
    01 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy April all! I just want to start by congratulating myself on my 30-day streak on 3 different language apps for learning German. Prost 🍻 The apps I have been using & loving are DuoLingo, Drops, a...
  • 2/21 in the belly of the fish
    01 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy March everyone! I know we are nearing almost a year in lockdown but I hope you are all doing what you can to keep your spirits up. Here are my picks for thoughtful media that I loved reading/wat...
  • 1/21 in the belly of the fish
    01 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    “Oh no! She left Twitter and she made a Substack instead!” said none of my friends because I have been blessed to love and be loved by people who appreciate me. This of course emboldens me in my journ...
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