Monthly Reflections: March 2017

This month got me thinking about who I am as an individual and what I stand for. There were doubts about if some tasks were more important and how it was viewed in the picture. I needed some advice and clarity to put things into perspective. Read on to find out more!


Everyone has doubts, myself included. This month I’ve doubted myself on how to balance blogging, school and just all other aspects of life in general.

There is this feeling like everyone around me has their lives together and I don’t. I’m 21 years old and have no idea what I want to do with my life when I graduate from college. This is a pretty scary thought.

People my age go out every Friday and Saturday night while I’m here working my butt off trying to get my grades up and excel in school.

On the weekends, my peers go out drinking to parties and bars while I’m doing the exact opposite. I’m hitting the books, writing papers on my computer, researching for projects, or writing posts for this blog which I’m so passionate about.

It gets lonely, I’m not gonna lie. I wish I could just say “Screw it!” and socialize and interact more with people. But I know if I do that, it’s gonna be difficult to catch up when I fall behind. I’m young. Aren’t I supposed to be enjoying life?

So my question to you is this:

If you could be in your early twenties again or be 21/22 again, what would you tell yourself?

Usually, I’m the one giving advice but now I feel like I need the advice and I’m sure that I’m not the only young person who are in the same boat. I work hard and stay in rather than going out because I know I’ll benefit from the rewards later But right now, I feel like I have no idea if what I’m doing now is benefiting me or hurting me.

A motto that I’ve been living by is:

“Put yourself at the top of your to do list and everythimg will fall into place”

TEDTalk: “The Muslim on The Airplane” | Amal Kassir | TEDxMileHighWomen

I recently came across this TEDTalk because the title initially caught my eye. It has become my newest TEDTalks to watch.

Amal Kassir is a young female Syrian-American spoken word poet. Don’t let her sweet voice fool you. Her words are so empowering, raw and real. As I watched this TEDTalk, I felt like she was speaking directly to me and her words transported me outside of my computer screen. I felt as if I was having a conversation with a good friend about the serious issues that impact the young People of Color in today’s society.

They way I’m describing this doesn’t do it justice. So click on the link here or on the title above to watch it for yourself. Let me know what you think about it by leaving a comment.

Some things to think about:

“We come to this point when we don’t need to feel like we need to ask people their names because we already gave it to them”

“We must have the courage to claim our curiosity to go beyond anything we’ve ever known. Everything we’ve ever feared.”

Thanks so much for reading. I hope this helped you one way or another. What happened this month that made you reflect? Let me know by leaving a comment!


  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    college life can be confusing and overwhelming because there is so much going on…if i could be 21/22 again, i’d definitely tell myself to explore different opportunities and experiences because that time will never come again. i feel blessed to have a group of friends who studied + partied equally. Maintaining grades, being top of class work etc is obviously of prime importance but dont let that be the center stage of your college life. if you can find time, pursue your passion, socialize, volunteer, different events etc because that time will never come back..i wish i had done study abroad and volunteered a little bit more.

  • salma

    It’s nice to look back and reflect. Hmm, if I could go back to my 20’s, i’d tell myself to be more confident in myself and my abilities. I’d also travel more!

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