Do you remember me? I know. I know. I promised that 2019 would be different. I said that I would be more present — and I kind of kept that promise. I have been being more present in my daily life. Doing what I want on my own terms. Making decisions that make me happy. Studying what I love.
My presence on this corner of the web has dimmed, however. I posted about the best chocolate cupcakes — and then disappeared (like the cupcakes on my kitchen counter).
February flew by. So incredibly fast.
We are in March — and I am ready for spring break.
The start of the semester was not smooth. After my very first day of class, I was running because I already felt behind. Write this paper, read this chapter, fill out this application, complete this assignment, etc. So much to do.
Moments like that make me wish the world would freeze so that I can finally breathe.
However, as time went on, I found my rhythm and began to play the right notes.
College has allowed me to learn more about myself every day.
Today, I learned that it’s really hard to cook dinner, write an email, and fold towels simultaneously. The cauliflower will get a little charred, the email will never make it to the other person’s inbox, and the towels will unravel.
These lessons, however, make me smile because I know that they represent my ability to live. I only have the opportunity to perform these actions because I am living, Alhamdulillah.
My days are busy, my life is busy — but each day is filled with vibrant colors. Colors that make me cry. Make me laugh. Make me smile. But more importantly, allow me to grow.