February Things + The Perfect Days

Hello, blog. 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 […]

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2018 Things

Happy New Year, I guess. We are two weeks into 2019, and I am just now writing about 2018. This post has taken a while to write, but I have been living my life to the fullest; exploring my neighborhood, visiting old friends, creating colorful memories, and indulging in too much chocolate. The biggest lesson […]

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Third Semester in Review {Fall 2018}

*Blink* My third semester of college is over. Gone. I will never be able to relive it—truthfully, I don’t want to. Although I have attended inspiring classes, created countless memories, and gained so much perspective, there were times of pressure, pain, and papers (so many papers). I have learned so much. I have lived so […]

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I Am Not Just A Good Girl

The good girl image. The image that follows me through every classroom, every event — every aspect of my life really. I have always been marked as a good girl. “Hira wouldn’t do that — she is a good girl,” my friends and family say. The limiting identity of a good girl is exhausting — […]

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My {Self} Love Life

Content. Half of the semester is over. Course schedules for spring 2019 are out. My life has been moving incredibly fast, but I feel so content. Last year around this time I was absolutely miserable. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t love my experiences. I didn’t love life. I felt trapped in a hole of […]

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When You Have a LinkedIn Crush

Friends, how have you been? I haven’t stopped by in a while, but with school, professional commitments, and life — time keeps on fleeting and I barely have time to breathe. It’s funny how technology was created to make us have more time, yet I often find myself with none. Time, TIME, where are you? […]

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Summer Adventures

Summer has continued to fly by — as usual. My summer life has been different than all the summers I have ever experienced. In the past, summer was a time for me to sleep in, watch movies all day, and dawdle around my home. This summer, however, has me waking up early every morning, dressing […]

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Summer Things {Part 1}

Summertime. A fun time. A great time. A time that somehow continues to slip by. I am currently sitting outside of the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas (my favorite study spot). A year ago, you could find me sitting on my couch in the DFW area. Oh, how things have changed. This summer […]

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First-Year of College In Review

It’s over. What? I just finished my first-year of college. What an experience; there have been ups and downs, happiness and sadness, and laughter and silence. I have learned so much — about the world, myself, my faith, etc. My first-year at the University of Texas has been one of the most confusing, draining, yet […]

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College: That Kind of Week

You have three exams, one paper, two major extracurricular commitments, an interview, etc. Not to mention you have to eat, sleep, stay hydrated, and do so much more. No wonder college students are some of the most stressed individuals in the world. That may be an exaggeration, but I firmly believe that the college lifestyle […]

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