I Have a Hidden Room in My House…

If you came over, chances are you’d never see it, and even if you did, you’d probably never guess what was inside. 

Ever since I was a child, I found comfort in small spaces. 

My mom would often find me fast asleep in my closet, and as an adult, this hasn’t changed. 

In a way, small spaces are reminiscent of the womb, especially when you’re wrapped tight in a blanket. 

Well, in my bathroom, there are two closets. One belongs to my husband, and the other belongs to me. 

Behind both closets is a third door, and when you open it, long dresses are hanging inside. 

It turns into a small tunnel-like space once you crawl passed the clothes. 

Inside, I’ve created my very own panic room. 

I talk often about mental health and how I’m prone to episodes of anxiety and panic. 

When that happens, my panic room is the place I retreat to. 

It’s dark, cozy, and small, and I’ve filled it with a few items that help me immensely during moments of emotional distress, including a weighted blanket, pillow, lavender essential oil, eye covers with built-in headphones, and snacks. 

Check out the video below where I take you on a tour of my panic room: 

@saniakhiljee

It’s been life changing to create a safe space for myself #mentalhealth #bpd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #anxiety #panicattack

♬ original sound – Sania & Family

How do You Know When Someone Truly Loves You?

Most people laugh when I tell them how I know my husband loves me…

Naush & I have been married for 6.5 years now, and we often get asked, “Was it arranged?”

It was not.

I had a huge (unrequited) crush on him in high school, but it wasn’t until graduating college that I bumped into him again at a party for a mutual friend.

We began seeing each other more—first, with our friends—and then, alone.

We were both single, and our relationship escalated quickly. We were engaged within 6 months on our first Valentine’s Day together.

Of course, there were all the “Hollywood” signs that he loved me, including dinner dates, gifts, and flowers.

The ring was also a sign that he loved me, but more important to me than the diamond ring was an old pair of white socks.

Let me explain.

After we got married, our honeymoon period came to an abrupt end.

I’d never lived with anyone other than my family before, and the adjustment was difficult for both of us.

The fights were seemingly minuscule at first, such as an argument over who left the lid off the mason jar, but like our love story, the fights escalated quickly.

Yelling, name-calling, late-night calls to family and friends in tears, and more became the norm until I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that can cause extreme mood swings and difficulty in relationships.

I began to see a therapist individually as well as with my husband, and it helped.

I always compare therapy to cleaning up a mess. As you’re cleaning, you first make a bigger mess before things come back together.

Well, after one particularly difficult therapy session with Naush, I went to bed crying. My husband was also upset, and he withdrew upstairs.

Later that night, however, I felt him put a pair of socks on me.

Even though we were angry with one another, he still made sure my feet were warm, so I would sleep comfortably through the night.

That’s when I knew without a doubt how much my husband loves me.

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My Favorite Family & Lifestyle Products on Amazon

I have a problem…

An Amazon problem.

Ever since I upgraded to Prime, the convenience of the one-click-buy has changed my life, and while my spending may have skyrocketed, I must admit that I’ve found some truly incredible products in the family & lifestyle space that I wanted to share with you.

You can find all my top picks on Amazon on my storefront here 

As for categories:

Baby Registry

Home Gym

Books

Date Night

Travel

And more…

Comment below if you’d like any product recommendations in categories not listed above!

Mother’s Day Gifts with 1 Day Delivery for Those that Procrastinate (Like Me…)

I’ve been so busy getting gifts for Eid and Teacher Appreciation Week as well as Lily’s birthday which is coming up quickly that I completely forgot about Mother’s Day.

I have just a few days left to get gifts, so I’m putting together a guide of products that offer one day delivery on Amazon. Act fast as most of these items are currently ON SALE. 

I ordered No.7 on this list for my mom

1.3D Crystal Photo

Get it Here:

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PC67C23/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_7ME78XQ8S0PCZRJJ1T09?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

2. Wearable Throw Blanket

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R7T4ZHS/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_3N6RB8TF77QDK7RM4MJK?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

3. Bath Robe

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N2Y1F78/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_dl_Q280MF0XV7CM9VXK7PD1?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

4. Rose Gold Cookware Set

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087QSLHP4/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_3176GKQK02SWZW5P2464?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

5. Perfume

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VOMUE4/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_Q12YKRTR5FH6VDA5P7G8?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

6. Home Decor

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09725TBZ1/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_EHSYDC16Z3HYJBV7EG6W?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

7. Roses that Last 2-3 Years+

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PVNK4PD/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_PT05DJGDCPYZ41KDCBS5?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

8. Leather Bag

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V6HGPYJ/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_VTQYVV6EBG600F9QGJ3J?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

9. Anti-Aging Skin Care Set

Get it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GNXQFRQ/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_C3S3DNCCCH3MG0EWDH57?linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

10. Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JD2GDKN/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_gl_i_MEN145X8HYZK7GEFX6HA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ml1&tag=loserstolegen-20

I Just Joined Medium!

I have friends making over $2500 on Medium by writing articles once a week.

It’s a platform I’ve played around with for a while, but I’ve never dived into.

Not until now, at least.

I’m officially on Medium @SaniaKhiljee, so follow me here: https://medium.com/@SaniaKhiljee

My writing career has become one of my top priorities again, so you can expect a lot of stories to be shared over the next few weeks.

My favorite part is that I’ll be able to go into greater detail about my life stories than ever before, and you know how I am.

I hold nothing back.